Is Wi-Fi An Opportunity for Wired Telecoms?

All the focus on Wi-Fi service providers seems to be on mobile carrirers or WISPs. But isn’t Wi-Fi a great opportunity for wired carriers? British Telecom seems to thinks as they move quickly to roll out 400 hot spots in the UK over the next year. Ultimately Wi-Fi requires a broadband internet connection, so it makes sense that a broadband provider deploy a network of hot spots. What doesn’t make sense though is BT’s pricing of 95GBP per month for unlimited use. That pricing does’t work unless they have true ubiquity and even then it’s high.

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