standardsarefun 12/5/2012 | 4:07:15 AM
re: Google, Skype Back WiFi Startup Their website claims that ISPs should be happy about FON but al I can see is a potential big increase in the DSL line occupancy (remember these things are normally dimensioned at say x20 overbooking).

Can anyone explain?
dljvjbsl 12/5/2012 | 4:07:14 AM
re: Google, Skype Back WiFi Startup I know of a case in which someone used WiFi for just this purpose. He shared his broadband satellite connection with his neighbours at a remote site. After all why should they all pay the high cost of satellite service..

His service was cancelled.
scs_reader 12/5/2012 | 4:07:09 AM
re: Google, Skype Back WiFi Startup In my mind there are only two possibilities of what will happen here:

1.) Every ISP in the world will block this service.

2.) Every ISP in the world will turn off service to any customer that runs this service.

I wish I had the kind of $$ that Google and Skype have to throw into these ideas that essentially will never work. I think in both their cases though it has been much better to be lucky than good.

Dash 12/5/2012 | 4:07:07 AM
re: Google, Skype Back WiFi Startup Those left will be the pipes that consumers use.

Subscriber agreements are fine, and everyone needs to understand that the network cannot be infinitely re-shared.

But . . .

Just like your employer tells you not to do personal e-mail at the office, ISPs will learn that they must tollerate a certain amount of re-sharing of their network resources. The alternative - firing their customers - is not a win-win for ISPs.

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