Daily Archives:March 13th, 2002


Computerworld: Wireless LANs gain over cellular. “A growing number of U.S. localities, including the California cities of Glendale and Oakland and counties of Orange and San Diego, have embraced Wi-Fi technology as the high-speed wireless backbone of their networks.” [Tomalak’s Realm]

Wi-Fi (802.11b) really isn’t designed for this kind of deployment but, hey, if it works, then I guess that’s already an advantage over 3G. I’m dubious about covering a county, even a very small one, with just 12 base stations, though.

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