June 15, 2004
The Austin Wireless City Project

Everywhere I look I'm seeing more and more articles about Wi-Fi and the places it's popping up. Here's one about Richard MacKinnon, the guru of free wireless Internet access in Austin. One thing that this article doesn't really touch on but that I'm curious to see is how existing broadband providers like SWB and AOLTimeWarnerofBorg view such efforts. Are they seen as a long-term strategic threat, or just a quaint little project that won't have any effect on their bottom line? I'd like to know. Anyway, check it out.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on June 15, 2004 to Technology, science, and math | TrackBack

Slightly off topic, but...

Call me crazy, but didn't AOL and TimeWarner get a divorce? I thought that the Borg had been broken into pieces when one decided the other was no longer good for bidness? (The vague recollection I have was of TW dumping off AOL, rather than the other way around.)

Am I misremembering this?

Posted by: Amy on June 15, 2004 1:38 PM

I think you're right, but they'll always be AOLTimeWarnerofBorg to me.

Posted by: Charles Kuffner on June 15, 2004 1:43 PM

I bet they love it. Those access points have to be connected to something.

Posted by: John Gillnitz on June 15, 2004 4:29 PM