Today’s, “it’s about damn time” news post comes to you from GigaOM. On a side note, I have been sharing out a FON hotspot for about a year:
It has been more than twenty days since we reported that FON, the share-your-Wi-Fi service company was in talks with Time Warner Cable. Today, a news report from Associated Press confirms the deal and adds, that Time Warner Cable “will let its home broadband customers turn their connections into public wireless hotspots, a practice shunned by most U.S. Internet service providers.” Time Warner spokesperson confirmed the deal, though the two companies didn’t give any specifics.
FON is taking a shot at T-Mobile’s Wi-Fi service, with Joanna Rees, chief executive of FON USA adding, “They’re extorting people.” Lets just say, that is a bit of an overstatement – $30-to-40-a-month for a service that is reliable (if not fast) hardly counts as extortion.