Thursday 29 June 2006 11.30am
From WebmasterWorld forum: Google-eBay venture promoting free Wi-Fi with sale of $5 routers.
"FON, a company funded by Google Inc. and eBay Inc. to promote free wireless Internet access, will start selling routers for $5 to encourage consumers to share their Web connections with others."
Interesting range of views: http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum10/12071.htm
Good - funded by Google and eBay so must be 'proper'
Bad: security issues and ISP not liking you giving away bandwidth
Lots to think & worry about (especially if you use your connection for serious and work stuff, so worry about security), but a really interesting idea in terms of community access to Internet...