From the category archives:

Wireless

According to a report in the Toronto Star by my friend Tyler Hamilton, it sounds like Toronto could soon join the ranks of North American boroughs with wireless access that covers most (if not all) of the city. The local utility, Toronto Hydro, put out a press release saying it's going to announce something tomorrow,…

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Amid all the hoopla of the 3GSM conference in Geneva last week, most of which seemed to revolve around Microsoft getting into "push" email to compete with the BlackBerry, there were a couple of announcements that probably had telecom companies biting their fingernails (if they weren't already, that is). One of these came from Microsoft…

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Not a great start for FON

by Mathew on February 6, 2006 · 2 comments

Well, the FON network has $22-million or so from Google, Skype and Index Ventures, but it might have a bit of a credibility problem as well, after reports from one U.S. Internet service provider that contradicted what founder Martin Varsavsky said when he announced the deal. He said the company has the support of Speakeasy,…

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It's nice to hear that FON, the share-your-Wi-Fi network founded by entrepreneur Martin Varsavsky, has gotten an investment from Google, along with Skype founders Niklas Zenstrom and Janus Friis - but while that is a huge vote of confidence, it doesn't remove some of the uncertainties surrounding the FON business model. For one thing, as…

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I don't fly to Boston much, but I'm still interested in the fight going on between Logan airport and Continental Airlines over public Wi-Fi. The airport -- which is run by the Massachusetts Port Authority -- shut down Continental's wireless network last fall, and the airline has asked Congress to intervene. Massport says it wants…

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