Pretty good summary article on wi-fi sharing out in Seattle. I’m pretty confident that my local providers (AT&T provides broadband service out here) wouldn’t be pleased if their users did this.
I have a fractional T-1, so I can do this if I please. I doubt, however, that my neighbors are tech-savvy enough to use wi-fi.
The Seattle Times’s take on sharing network connections wirelessly: a neat slice-of-life article in the Seattle Times, my hometown paper, about first-name-only users in a dense single-family residential neighborhood in Seattle starting to tenatively share. This is an interesting kind of sharing, because “David” wants to charge his neighbors a fraction of his cost, where much of the larger community networking efforts involve people who want to offer their bandwidth up for free as part of a larger matrix. Notably, the reporter talked to all sides of the sharing debate: cable, DSL, and local providers, all of which had different takes on the topic. (Speakeasy, the DSL provider quoted late in the article, is my home and business ISP.) [80211b News]