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WiFi Tithing

Give 10% of bandwidth to the community
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Negroponte had talked about the lillypad theory and making WiFi both ubiquitous and free.

In these days of worm and virus infested public networks, that seems like a stretch.

However, augmenting WEP and other security implementations to allow for an extranet type environment on your wireless network would allow you to contribute to the ubiquitousness of WiFi while keeping both reserved bandwidth and security intact.

theircompetitor, Mar 17 2004

FON, Google invested in that one. http://en.fon.com/
[theircompetitor, Feb 11 2006]


       What is in this for the business?
GenYus, Mar 19 2004

       You may have a point [TheirC]. Unfortunately you have explained it in such a way that the phrase 'Give 10% of bandwidth to the community' is the only one that makes sense. I am asking Why? and How?.
gnomethang, Mar 20 2004

       So, basically, you let people log onto your router while still keeping them outside of your private network? And making sure they don't use more than 10% of the bandwidth.
moomintroll, Feb 11 2006

       That's what I thought at the time. I'm not sure what restrictions FON is enforcing, if any.
theircompetitor, Feb 11 2006


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