Thursday, November 03, 2005

Wireless fidelity co-ops are on the rise 

"A few weeks ago NOW ran a story about the absence of wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) community groups in Toronto.

It turns out that there are a few nascent groups just itching to provide wireless access for the masses.

Every month at the Bishop and Belcher on Queen West, Toronto's digirati gather to discuss the newest applications of wireless technology. Members organize through www.meetup. com, and are the largest Wi-Fi meet-up group in the world.

Damien Fox, organizer of the meetup crew, is vice-president of Wireless Nomad, a new company dedicated to bringing Wi-Fi to entire neighbourhoods at a time.

"The idea behind this co-op is that it's run by the people, for the people," he tells me..."

LINK: http://www.nowtoronto.com/issues/2005-11-03/goods_next.php

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