[Air-l] democratizing wi-fi

M.B.Gaved M.B.Gaved at open.ac.uk
Thu Feb 1 02:20:47 PST 2007

Hi Dan

there's been a community wireless network movement going on for several years, if you're interested in Fon it might be worth checking some of the other groups that have been exploring community wide deployments of wifi. I've been studying some of these groups in my current research and will be happy to chat further off the mailing list. Here's a few links:

Seattle Wireless: http://seattlewireless.net/
Consume: http://www.consume.net/
Guadawireless: http://guadawireless.net/
Champaign-Urbana Community Wireless Network: http://www.cuwireless.net/
Community Broadband Network: http://www.broadband-uk.coop/
Wireless networks in Australia: http://wireless.org.au/
Athens Wireless (site in Greek): http://www.athenswireless.net/

Also a few papers on wireless community networking groups:

Bina, M. and G. M. Giaglis (2006). Unwired collective action: motivations of wireless community participants. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Mobile Business (ICMB), June 26-27 2006. Copenhagen, Denmark, IEEE.

Camponovo, G., M. Heitmann, et al. (2003). Exploring the WISP Industry Swiss Case Study. Proceedings of the 16th Bled Electronic Commerce Conference July 9 -11 2003. Bled, Slovenia.

Corbett, M., L. Annison, et al. (2005). Springing up all over: a report on community broadband projects in the UK. Manchester, Community Broadband Network. 

Sandvig, C. (2004). "An initial assessment of cooperative action in Wi-Fi networking." Telecommunications Policy 28(7 - 8): 579 -602.

Sawhney, H. (2003). Wi-Fi Networks and the reorganization of wireline-wireless relationship. Proceedings of the 31st Annual Telecommunications Policy and Research Conference (TPRC). Arlington, Virginia, USA.: 12-27.

kind regards

Mark Gaved
Knowledge Media Institute
The Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes, UK

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Subject: [Air-l] democratizing wi-fi
Hello everyone,

I thought you might be interested in this public and international  
effort to democratize wi-fi. I wonder how long it will take the  
telecoms to file suit. Be sure to check out the access point map.  
(The map works in Firefox but not in Safari and I can't vouch for IE).

Are there any other organizations that are this bold?



Dan Sutko
TA, RA, Master's Student
Dept. of Communication, NCSU
office: Winston 212
email: dan_sutko at ncsu.edu

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