The muni wi-fi movement has attracted companies that have a bigger agenda. FON is looking to combine wi-fi networks to create a nationwide footprint. My question always is, if they attract enough users, is there enough free spectrum to support this kind of venture. Does it scale, or do only the spectrum owners have the necessary bandwidth?
“Joanna Rees, chairman of U.S. operations for FON…”There are 400 million Wi-Fi connections around the world. If we could get all of them to become part of the FON community and share their Wi-Fi, we would have ubiquitous coverage around the world today.”