News from the frontlines of the Open Wireless Movement
The Washington Post boldly led a front-page story last weekend with the claim: "The federal government wants to create super WiFi networks across the nation, so powerful and broad in reach that consumers could use them to make calls or surf the Internet without paying a cellphone bill every month."
Since the Open Wireless Movement launched last month, we have received a lot of excited responses and helpful feedback. It's clear that the conversation about a world of open wireless was waiting to be reinvigorated.
Cross-posted from the Open Garden Foundation blog.
For decades, it has not been possible to have open communications systems on the physical level. In a world of wires, network access meant physical access. Wireless networking enabled the technical possibility of a completely open network.
Cross-posted from the Open Technology Institute blog.
Last week, a coalition of Internet rights groups launched the Open Wireless Movement, a new project which will promote shared wireless Internet access. The Open Technology Institute and OTI's Open Internet Tools Project are two of the ten groups in this coalition.