May 15, 2003

Wifi from Phone Booths

Category: Internet

New York: One of the great difficulties in expanding Wi-Fi operations in a city is building the infrastructure to make it happen. In New York, however, Verizon has found the obvious solution: Put Wi-Fi antennas on top of their existing phone booths. [NY Times Article]

However, Andrew Sinclair points out some obvious drawbacks: "Itís only available to current Verizon customers, so itíll presumably be people that already have high-speed access at home." Plus, who really hangs around on the sidewalk with a laptop?

Well, it's still great for people who live near phone booths but are too cheap to have a phone line at home, like me! If only British Telecom would follow suit, I'd gladly shell out $30 a month.

Posted by Nick at May 15, 2003 9:51 AM

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