Cometa Finally Shows Up
Looks like Cometa has finally made an announcement in the WiFi space that matters. Instead of just signing up specific retailers (like everyone else) they’ve now announced a deal to build a series of hotspots in Seattle that one of their backers, AT&T Wireless can offer to its customers. This, of course, has always been Cometa’s stated goal – but it’s still unclear if the business model is going to make any sense. They’re going to be building out and maintaining a ton of hotspots and, in theory, just getting a cut of whatever AT&T Wireless (and whoever else they can sign up) is getting. Plus, they’ll need to share some of that with the locations where they’re dropping hotspots. Yes, it’s finally a bit more substantive news, but it’s still not clear that it’s going to mean a successful business.