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News Portland gets WiFi

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Da Dego, 17 Nov 2006.

  1. Da Dego

    Da Dego Brett Thomas

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  2. DreamTheEndless

    DreamTheEndless Gravity hates Bacon

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    old news.....

    but, only if you live here I suppose...


    There are actually 2 outfits working on covering P-town with free wi-fi independent of each other - but the other has less funding.

    That's in addition to Portland having a very high concentration of public hotspots at coffee shops, bars, restaurants, and hotels.

    Portland r0x :rock:
     
  3. mclean007

    mclean007 Officious Bystander

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    Depends how it's done. If it asses around with my computer and requires installation of some lame pop-up machine, I wouldn't touch it with yours. If it offers free browsing within a frame of an unobtrusively ad-supported portal (i.e. it works through your browser with no software installation) I'd consider it, if it's usably fast and works with every site. Wonder if adblock will work?

    In any event, would be useful for occasional access away from home, but not if it involves adware.
     
  4. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    nice... i hope this becomes a big trend all over the world.
     
  5. Steelez

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    True! :cooldude:
     
  6. Autobot

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    Its nice to be a Portlander. :)
     
  7. speedfreek

    speedfreek New Member

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    Like mclean007 said it all depends on delivery. Anywho it is a geat thing to have available, especially if the quailty of service is there.
     
  8. Godboy_g

    Godboy_g New Member

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    Free WiFi is good and all, but I definately do not like the ad-based bit. Just make it completely free.... They have in my City.

    The city here had upgraded their backbone to fibre. They realized at the time that they couldn't possibly fill all the bandwidth, so they decided to roll out a free city wide Wifi service.

    http://www.fred-ezone.com/

    I live in Fredericton New Brunswick Canada if anyone's interested :)
     
  9. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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    Maybe cities could make free Wi-fi a condition of granting Cable TV or telephone franchises to providers. One can dream...
     
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