Wednesday, October 10, 2007 | Categories: Blog |
Personal wireless networks are plentiful in many parts of our country, as are commercial hotspots from the likes of Bell, Rogers, Telus, and other wireless providers.
But municipal wireless plans have been struggling recently. They've been shelved or are in limbo in a number of American cities -- Chicago, St. Louis, San Francisco, and Philadelphia.
One alternative to muni WiFi that's enjoying a bit of a vogue is community or neighbourhood wireless. That's where a volunteer community gets together to provide wireless in a small area.
You can listen to Tod's column on CBC Radio Thursday, or online anytime at his site.