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29.4.04

WiFi on the National Mall

Cory Doctorow at Boingboing made me aware today of this community wireless group's project to bring free WiFi Internet access to the National Mall here in Washington. (Reuters also ran this story, which appeared in yesterday's Washington Post.) I'm going to go down there to try it out next month, and I'll let you know how it goes. As someone who has a WiFi router in my house, I can tell you that if you don't use it yourself, you should. Major cities in the United States should set up citywide WiFi networks for the use of all residents, paid for with tax dollars and free to everyone. (There have been experiments in that direction in some places, such as Paris, where there is this Wixos Wifi Network.) You can follow the WiFi Networking News or learn how to read the Warchalking signs that identify the presence of WiFi signals. Thanks to Ionarts friend Tom Hoffman at Tuttle SVC in Providence for those links.

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