By the way, I like college football. So, after work yesterday, I went over to the Thirsty Lion to watch Rutgers “play” Navy. Amazingly, I was able to connect to Metrofi there and be directed to their lovely 1 megabyte Msn.com page on my cell phone.
Are they owned by Microsoft? They are in Mountain View (so why not Google?). What is the real relationship here b/w them, Microsoft, and the Shaolin shadowboxing Ruckus modem makers?
Below you will see my original post (which got some great comments/insight) as well as what MetroFi sent me…
From their article/story:
PORTLAND, OR 2007-07-02
It's been about six months since MetroFi first started building a free wi-fi network in Portland. So far, antennas have been installed across about one fifth of the city. By this time next year, the company says the whole city will be wireless. But the question is: How's it going? Can you surf the web from a street corner or log-on from home? Kristian Foden-Vencil dragged his laptop downtown to find out.
"But not everybody has had such a positive experience.” —REALLY? There is a Metrofi node directly outside my apartment and no signal inside. On Saturday, I was at the Rogue Brewery with Eric Diamonds and Enigma. There was a node right there, we were outside, and Enigma had the new Iphone– ONE BarÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬¦ I vote to fire these people and give the money to Project/Personal Telco!
If you want to check the nodes where you live (and comment on your reception), go here:
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