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joset01 12/4/2012 | 11:51:56 PM
re: World's First WiFi Nation I know, I was just having a bit of fun. Are we sure the island isn't 300 feet wide thou?

DJ
FastFourier 12/4/2012 | 11:51:56 PM
re: World's First WiFi Nation 300 feet? Actually it is about 2 times the size of Washington DC in area.

http://www.cia.gov/cia/publica...
joset01 12/4/2012 | 11:51:56 PM
re: World's First WiFi Nation What they don't tell you is that Niue is a mere 300 feet long ;-)

dj
lrmobile_millomar 12/4/2012 | 11:51:55 PM
re: World's First WiFi Nation Population: 2100
Land Area: 260km square
So I guess that the place is not completely covered by hotspots. Even allowing for maximum ranges there would need to be at least 8000 hotspots to cover that area.
GDP per capita is about USD3600.
With that income range there are not all that many people on the island who are able to make use of the great service. In fact most of them would think that it's about as useful as an ashtray on a motorcycle.
blephen 12/4/2012 | 11:51:47 PM
re: World's First WiFi Nation Given that their primary income arrives with visiting yachts (during the non-cyclone season...and how long is that?), my guess is that they have a single hotspot in the harbor, where the harbormaster cum tribal chief holds court in his "government offices." clever pr effort...
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