WiFi -- Why Are We All Still Paying for This?

#Internet

Thu, Mar 24th, 2011 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Jack Kelly of the Charlestown Patch wants to know why we're still paying -- nay, overpaying -- for Internet service and argues for a public WiFi infrastructure.

[...] when a new device is unleashed on the market, such as an iPad or iPhone, we are told we must purchase a limited data plan, so we haplessly oblige. Sure, in an immediate sense, we have to submit or we won't be able to purchase our new habitual toy, but this does not mean we cannot start talking about an unlimited WiFi "grid" throughout the whole U.S. This would reduce cost and give people the freedom to take any device, either an iPad, Droid or whatever else they come up with, and legitimately travel anywhere in the U.S. with the confident knowledge that the internet will be there.

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