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    New.NET FON.com Router Endorsed by ICANN Board
    by Anonymous on Thursday April 27 2006, @11:48AM (#16730)
    New.NET FON.com Router Endorsed by ICANN Board

    by Susan  on Mon 06 Feb 2006 10:05 PM EST
    This is a fine story.  It's a harbinger:  Google and Skype have invested in a Martin Varsavsky startup called FON.  (Note that Varsavsky floated the idea in a blog.) (Note that OneWebDay could use sponsors.)

    All you need to do to become a Fonero is download some software that turns your wireless router into a local hotspot.  Then anyone around you can flip open their laptop and become part of the network.  Listen to Skype founder Janus Friis:

    “There is no more important shared goal that we have as an industry than helping to make broadband Internet access widespread and low cost.  So as part of Skype’s role in making this happen ... today we are announcing that we are making a small investment in a new and exciting company called FON.”

    It would be great to have wireless internet access available everywhere.  It would be a dream come true.
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    New.NET FON.com Router Endorsed by ICANN Board by Anonymous


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