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  1. #1
    Al Ginsburg
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    What's the latest on wireless broadband? I saw the post about airports but
    don't see what good that does except for airport employees.



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  2. #2
    John Richards
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    Re: wireless broadband

    "Paul Miner" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
    > On Mon, 23 May 2005 17:22:40 -0400, "Al Ginsburg"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>What's the latest on wireless broadband? I saw the post about airports but
    >>don't see what good that does except for airport employees.

    >
    > Not everyone at the airport is an airport employee. Some of them are
    > actually traveling...


    I was traveling recently, and decided to try out the WiFi on my PDA
    at several airports. All I could get were T-Mobile hotspots. Looks like
    T-Mobile has the airport WiFi business pretty well sewed up.

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    John Richards



  3. #3
    Central
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    Re: wireless broadband

    On Tue, 24 May 2005 14:54:14 +0000, John Richards wrote:

    > "Paul Miner" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
    >> On Mon, 23 May 2005 17:22:40 -0400, "Al Ginsburg"
    >> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>>What's the latest on wireless broadband? I saw the post about airports but
    >>>don't see what good that does except for airport employees.

    >>
    >> Not everyone at the airport is an airport employee. Some of them are
    >> actually traveling...

    >
    > I was traveling recently, and decided to try out the WiFi on my PDA
    > at several airports. All I could get were T-Mobile hotspots. Looks like
    > T-Mobile has the airport WiFi business pretty well sewed up.


    I travel around a lot and it is usually a 50/50 chance wither or not an
    airport has wifi access. After that maybe then only 50% of the ones who do
    have wifi access will provide it for free. Some airports I know of are FT
    LAUD INTL and Us Airway's hub in Pittsburgh who provide access for free
    while Rhode Island's Providence airport has wifi access at the gate but
    for a fee. Another is the delta hub in Atlanta which doesn't have wifi
    access at the gate but they do have it at the food court areas for a fee
    if I recall. Sadly I have not seen any wifi access in Washington DC at
    either Dullas or Regan.

    If anything I have seen it is that no one has gained a strong hold on
    airport wireless networks and lets hope no one does because I do enjoy the
    free networks when I can find them. Of course airports are always changing
    what they offer so your millage may vary.



  4. #4
    DecTxCowboy
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    Re: wireless broadband

    > If anything I have seen it is that no one has gained a strong hold on
    > airport wireless networks and lets hope no one does because I do enjoy the
    > free networks when I can find them. Of course airports are always changing
    > what they offer so your millage may vary.


    Read a post on a WiFi forum that airports that closed down WiFI hot
    spots were acting illegally as only the FCC has the power to regulate
    radio transmissions. They were closing them down because of competition
    to subscription sevices, not for safety or health reasons.



  5. #5
    Joseph Huber
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    Re: wireless broadband

    On Tue, 24 May 2005 23:46:24 GMT, Paul Miner <[email protected]>
    wrote:
    >My bad, I thought "Al Ginsbug" was asking about Sprint's EVDO wireless
    >service, sometimes referred to as wireless broadband. I see now that
    >everyone but me is talking about WiFi.


    I thought he was talking about EVDO as well...

    Joe Huber
    [email protected]



  6. #6
    Central
    Guest

    Re: wireless broadband

    On Tue, 24 May 2005 22:59:37 +0000, DecTxCowboy wrote:

    >> If anything I have seen it is that no one has gained a strong hold on
    >> airport wireless networks and lets hope no one does because I do enjoy the
    >> free networks when I can find them. Of course airports are always changing
    >> what they offer so your millage may vary.

    >
    > Read a post on a WiFi forum that airports that closed down WiFI hot
    > spots were acting illegally as only the FCC has the power to regulate
    > radio transmissions. They were closing them down because of competition
    > to subscription sevices, not for safety or health reasons.


    They may not have the power to control the transmission but they do over
    the source where the transmitting radio sits. Wither or not they were
    being ethical is another point but if the equipment is on their property
    they can have it removed for what ever reason they deem necessary. As far
    as renting space to others(such as a restaurant) and having them use the
    device on their property I wouldn't doubt their lease agreement has the
    standard clauses that gives them the ability to restrict what the tent
    does with the space or within the space.

    As far as my original post I was referring to airport operated hot-spots
    in all cases, including the free ones.



  7. #7
    DecTxCowboy
    Guest

    Re: wireless broadband

    Central wrote:
    > They may not have the power to control the transmission but they do over
    > the source where the transmitting radio sits. Wither or not they were
    > being ethical is another point but if the equipment is on their property
    > they can have it removed for what ever reason they deem necessary.


    You would think, but the issue was tested at a university that tried to
    prohibit rogue access points and the FCC sided with the students saying
    only the FCC can prohibit radio transmitting devices. In other cases,
    contractual office lease agreements were not allowed to prohibit RF
    devices. Reminds me of an office lease I read back in 1978 that
    prohibited a tenant from have a typewriter on the premises, forcing them
    to use the office suites' secretarial service.

    The university COULD prohibit the APs from connecting to the local LAN
    and the university could also prohibit students from ordering their own
    DSL phone service into the rooms.



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