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Sunday, July 02, 2006

Fon turn home wifi into hotspots

The BBC has reported on an ambitious plan from spanish company, Fon, which will see them selling cheap, subsidised routers in return for a guarantee from the customer that they will share their connection with other Fon users.

Turning domestic internet connections into wireless hotspots in an interesting idea, but surely one which the ISPs won't like. And what happens when one of the Fon users attached to your router starts to download movies and becomes a bandwidth hog, not to mention the possibility of your connection being used to access and transmit illegal content.

No doubt Fon will have an answer for all that though - they apparently have financial backing from Google and Skype, so appear to be a serious venture.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great idea, you could easily manage what your users get in the way of content from the net. get some sort of internet parental control thing on them. I would be prepared to have one of theese routers. I would love the internet accsess wherever i go (if there are houses nearby)!

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