[wsfii-coord] Wired article on mesh
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Mon Aug 21 10:39:20 BST 2006
More from Xeni, this time on Boingboing, on HH's
letter of support.
--- Jim Forster <forster at cisco.com> wrote:
> > One more showing up tomorrow in re: the
> summit/workshop. The media
> > ball is starting to roll.
> That's great!
> Just to remind everyone not to believe something
> just because it's
> "in print", this part of Xeni's story is, I would
> say, a wild
> > Attempts to deploy similar community wireless
> networks in America
> > have been blocked repeatedly by national phone
> carriers. It takes a
> > big company like Google to build citywide Wi-Fi
> networks (the
> > company launched its first in Mountain View,
> California, this week).
> It's true that phone companies have tried to block
> some of these
> nets; in some cases they've succeeded or caused
> unfortunate and silly
> restrictions. It's also true that some of the
> efforts to block
> municipal nets have been blocked. At any rate,
> municipal wireless
> networks are springing up like weeds this year, and
> that's on top of
> a base of 4,000 - 6,000 small private commercial
> Wireless ISPs,
> generally in rural areas.
> -- Jim
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