An interesting turn of events this week showed how some companies may change the way we think about connecting to the Internet in public places. Currently, users have to search out dedicated Wi-Fi hotspots such as those found in bookstores or coffee shops (but I repeat myself). With the new software by TapRoot Systems, Inc up to 5 users could connect to the Internet through a Wi-Fi-enabled 3G mobile phone.
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I like the hole "mesh" concept of it. I'd love for everywhere to simply be a big "hot spot". If every phone did it, the siphoning amount would be minimal at best - and they could block the bandwidth hogs out easily enough. Privacy is of little concern since the access could be spearated from the phone features.
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