Robert Cringely in his column on PBS describes how Canadian Andrew Greig put up an open WiFi accesspoint for his neighbours to share. But he takes it a step further. He also shares telephone services and TV-signals over his WiFi. In a sense he turned his WiFi into a telco backbone, which the neighbourhood uses much like a cooperative organisation. Interesting thought. I share a second accesspoint in my home, for passers by to use. How might one build on that….Andrew Greig opens up some interesting vistas.

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  1. UserDriven Networks

    “Like many of us, Andrew Greig put a WiFi access point in his house so he could share his broadband Internet connection. But like hardly any of us, Andrew uses his WiFi network for Internet, television, and telephone. He cancelled

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