Free Wi-Fi for Everybody?

Wi-Fi Networking News has a posting about more cities promising free Wi-Fi for everybody. Included in the list this time is San Francisco where the mayor, Gavin Newsom stated: “We will not stop until every San Franciscan has access to free wireless Internet service.

Other cities are looking into this too. It will be interesting to see how they deal with the reaction of commercial hot-spot operators like T-Mobile and SBC’s FreedomLink. Then there are the security issues asssociate with having open and anonymous access to the internet from anywhere in the city. Will these wireless cities simply become havens for the spammers?

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