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WIRELESS: Will the US gets a nationwide W-LAN network?
Posted by Arne Hess - on Wednesday, 17.07.02 - 11:31:00 CET under 01 - General News - Viewed 5787x
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WIRELESS: Will the US gets a nationwide W-LAN network?

According to The New York Times, several leading computer and telecommunications companies are discussing the joint creation of a wireless data network that would make it possible for users of hand-held and portable computers to have access to the Internet at high speeds nationwide.

"The Intel Corporation, IBM., AT&T Wireless and several other wireless and Internet service providers including Verizon Communications and Cingular are exploring the creation of a company to deploy a network based on the increasingly popular 802.11 wireless data standard, known as Wi-Fi, according to several people close to the talks.
The discussions, which are code-named Project Rainbow and have been going on for the last eight months, envision a nationwide service that would provide on-the-go professionals and other Web surfers a unified way to reach the Internet from a wide range of "hot spots" like airports and other public places. It is not intended to supply broadband connections to customers' homes, an executive involved in the discussions said."

Woohoo! A nationwide Wireless LAN Hotspot network would be more than cool. However, I would like to see that a hotspot area is also downtown and not Airports only. Also I wonder how expensive something like this could be and how to bill it - also for visitors.
Anyway - now we need some cool W-LAN services only but I've heard some rumors that different companies are also thinking about creating cool W-LAN services for Pocket PCs... ;-) More to talk about hopefully soon...

Cheers ~ Arne

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