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What is "Super Wi-Fi?"

  1. #1

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    What is "Super Wi-Fi?"

    According to The Washington Post, the US Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) chairman Julius Genachowski "wants to create super WiFi networks across the nation, so powerful and broad in reach that consumers could use them to make calls or surf the Internet without paying a cellphone bill every month." Oh yes, and this will be "free."

    This new Wi-Fi "would be much more powerful than existing WiFi networks that have become common in households. They could penetrate thick concrete walls and travel over hills and around trees. If all goes as planned, free access to the Web would be available in just about every metropolitan area and in many rural areas."

    In a statement, Genachow*ski said “Freeing up unlicensed spectrum is a vibrantly free-market approach that offers low barriers to entry to innovators developing the technologies of the future and benefits consumers."

    That sounds like the best thing ever doesn't it? It only leaves me with one little question: "What the heck is super Wi-Fi anyway!?"

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    What is "Super Wi-Fi?" | ZDNet

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    I think it is a great idea though the cell phone providers are probably looking for a way to shut this dude up, and in hurry. . .
    Last edited by Lee; 05 Feb 2013 at 13:43.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    I think it is a great idea though the cell phone providers are probably looking for a way to shut this dude up, and in harry. . .
    And all the cable providers also.
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    Any time the government wants to give us something for "free" it's coming out of our pockets one way or another.

    That said, the earliest we'll see it is late 2014 and, whatever else it will be, it won't be free. Building out the Internet infrastructure to support 600 MHz Wi-Fi will taken hundreds of mllions, if not billions, of dollars and users will end up paying for it just the same way they do today for conventional Internet access and 3G and 4G wireless networking.
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