No wires, Part II

It seems that wireless is following me around. On Friday night I had dinner at the same table as the folks from Downeast.net, an ISP in Ellsworth, ME that’s rolling out 802.11a wireless to their customers as we speak. Then, last night, I had a great chat with an Australian Croat investor who’s been seconded to work at SkyPilot, which, on the surface, looks like it might have the right combination of technologies to make “roll your own neighbourhood ISPs” viable. Conference is over in 3 hours and I’ll be leaving the pleasant wireless womb I’ve been in for 3 days; I will be hard to plug in a modem and fiddle with calling cards after this.

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Steven Garrity's picture
Steven Garrity on October 21, 2001 - 20:06

If a service like this was available in Charlottetown, I would buy a laptop and I would pay. Any ISPs listening?

Dave Moses's picture
Dave Moses on October 22, 2001 - 23:28

Steve, you’re always welcome to hang around outside the Little Mac Shoppe.

Steven Garrity's picture
Steven Garrity on October 22, 2001 - 23:30

Dave, I wonder if an IEEE 802.11b network would reach the two blocks from the Little Mac Shoppe to my apartment. ;-)

Ann Thurlow's picture
Ann Thurlow on October 23, 2001 - 14:21

My comments have nothing to do with this since I don’t even understand what you’re talking about. I just wanted to congratulate Steven Garrity and his company on their very important award. As a technophobe, I’m thrilled that at least SOMEONE realizes that most computer uses don’t know an ISP from an RRSP — and that someone designs intranets with ordinary people in mind. Bravo!

Steven Garrity's picture
Steven Garrity on October 23, 2001 - 14:48

Thanks Ann. More info about the award (including a link to my CBC Radio interview) can be found at Acts of Volition (Peter, pardon by commandeering your site for self-promotion — this is no time for humility).

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