Cross-posted from the Open Media International blog.
Imagine a world where your wireless network is open and available to all, and where such openness is seen as basic politeness – the equivalent of providing a guest with a hot cup of tea.
That’s the vision of the Open Wireless Movement, a coalition we’ve joined that consists of Internet freedom advocates, companies, organizations, and technologists who are working together towards a future with ubiquitous open Internet.
The aim is to facilitate urban environments where dozens of open networks are freely available, wireless Internet functions more efficiently through a societal expectation of sharing, and privacy is enhanced by ensuring that we are can no longer be identified solely by our IP addresses.
It's so important to start talking about ways to make Internet access available to all, and to figure out how to do this without sacrificing security or bandwidth. This coalition is an effort to have those conversations and try out new ideas, and we’re excited to be part of it.