That's somethig I'd buy into if someone nearby had the startup cash to pull
it off....connect a pipe somewhere and buile a local mesh so that other
people in the area can tap into the connection out.
Cringely had an article about that a few years ago. Using one of the 3rd
party bios' for the WRT54G and create a mesh that authorised clients would
route through to the nearsed pipe out.
Pretty much against every ISP's ToS though for regular accounts. Probably
for business accounts too excepting reseller service.
[mailto:ma-linux-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Ed James
Sent: Friday, August 03, 2007 15:24
Subject: Re: [Ma-linux] OT: Verizon FiOS TOS
I still maintain 3 sets of pipes is better than one.
My own hope is that people will develop MESH type networks as a low-level
system and buy access to a pipe at a higher level than individual access and
reduce the cost via basically bulk purchase. I "see" competitive pricing
between Phone and Cable, but I still wonder just how competitive it really
is. I'm not claiming "price fixing", or any anti-trust mechanisms, but I do
notice similar pricing structures.
FYI - Though I now have DSL, I can still get free dialup, so there really
are cheap options.
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