A Spanish firm is to sell subsidised routers as part of a plan to turn domestic wi-fi networks into public hotspots. Fon will sell wi-fi routers, which allow people to surf the net wirelessly, for $5 (£2.75). The company, which has financial backing from Google and Skype, aims to create public wi-fi networks street by street across the US and Europe....
The company is hoping to create a "social movement" as well as a business. ...
Users install software on their home PCs which then lets other people access their wi-fi network safely - if they can pick up the signals from outside their homes. In exchange for receiving a router, users must agree to share their wireless connections with other Fon users for 12 months, the company said.
June 27, 2006
Social networking meets wifi
Here's an interesting idea.
Posted by Guy Jean at Tuesday, June 27, 2006