Free WIFI access for whole town

http://tinyurl.com/ykgd6f5 .........not in NZ but who knows in the future when we catch up:)

geek_dino7, Nov 18, 4:47 pm

Shall I putdampener on it...? Yeah!

http://www.boingboing.net/2009/11/12/mpaa-shuts-down-enti.html http://is.gd/4XC9P

Makes me want to cry. Sniff.

geek_badcam, Nov 18, 4:56 pm

hmmmmmm....... not a bad idea

geek_babcorp, Nov 18, 4:56 pm

that's awesome, in town you get 20 mins for free via meraki
someone i know was in new york recently and they have these giant sunflowers and you get free wifi
a big chunk of the cbd has wifi coverage, not free though

edit: ha ha!! @ "spokeslizard"

geek_0800xford, Nov 18, 4:57 pm

Mesh networking's certainly the future.

geek_badcam, Nov 18, 4:59 pm

geek_woogmo, Nov 18, 5:01 pm

Down side is it will kill internet cafe bussiness's.

geek_babcorp, Nov 18, 5:05 pm

yep, MESH networking is murdering it up down here in Tauranga for the semi-rural folk. EOL is the provider...been around for years.
That kind of idea would send theyre business to the grave instantly,if some whizz pushed the idea down here...anywhere for that matter.

geek_tessal, Nov 18, 5:05 pm

Free wifi is available via Ak city libraries.

geek_jaja6, Nov 18, 5:14 pm

Lawrence has had this for a while.The area covered is pretty small but the figures they quote in the link are interesting.http://www.lawrence.co.nz/pages/85/Lawrence-Free-Internet-How-We-Did-It

geek_mrsdoobercoons, Nov 18, 6:04 pm

good post,and a good read also. cheers

geek_tessal, Nov 18, 6:25 pm

in my rural area we have a rural wireless network, set up with a grant of 40k so hardware subsidised, each place runs from line of site Aerials on a Linux box to an Ethernet cable, then do what you want - switch or wireless router, speed is .5mb up and down unless you want 10mb and pay more..............in saying all this is not free (but cheapish) and i am now on wired since an exchange upgrade.
In fact this has nothing to do with free wireless in towns by mesh networking:P

geek_dino7, Nov 18, 7:31 pm

What a great link. Inspirational.

geek_badcam, Nov 18, 11:16 pm

We have that in Cromwell too. Just started recently, free wifi in the main shopping center. Followed Lawerenes lead...

geek_ross1970, Nov 18, 11:33 pm

i'm using wifi right now, it's o-sum

geek_0800xford, Nov 19, 12:00 am