Friday, December 06, 2002

Good News on Wi-Fi

The solution to the "last mile" issue of telecommunications may well be wireless fidelity, known in techie circles as "Wi-Fi," which enables high speed access without cables or 3G networks. The problem with Wi-Fi has been that it's sort of like ham radio; a hobbyist's deal. No longer. Yesterday, IBM, AT&T and Intel announced that they had formed a company to build out a national network of Wi-Fi "hot spots." The announcement was simply great news.