Newsweek Wonders If Wi-Fi Is A Bubble

Picking up on the popular argument recently, Newsweek is asking if WiFi is just another bubble. The article rehashes all the usual points about why hotspots won’t make money, and doesn’t seem to consider the idea that the hotspots don’t necessarily have to make money directly. At the end, though, the article makes two predictions: it will be the big players who are left standing in the WiFi battle (though, the articles doesn’t actually name who they consider these “big players” to be) and that just because there’s a WiFi bubble in terms of trying to build out commercial hotspots, that doesn’t mean WiFi, the technology, isn’t going to thrive.

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