Category Archives: ISP

Wi-Fi Providers Begin To Share Access

After years of resisting, wireless Internet providers are finally striking cell phone-style roaming agreements that could eventually let customers get high-speed access anywhere they go. Via []Continue Reading

Rogers To Bundle Wi-Fi Hotspot Access With Cell Plans

Rogers Wireless Inc., which announced its EDGE high-speed data service Tuesday, plans to bundle Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) hotspot access with its personal communications service (PCS) rate plans. Via []Continue Reading

SBC Expands Wi-Fi Access With Sprint, Telmex

SBC Communications Inc. signed deals with four companies, including Sprint Corp. and Mexican phone giant Telmex, to expand high-speed wireless access to the Internet by allowing its subscribers to roam on other companies’ networks. Via []Continue Reading

DoCoMo Launches 3G Wi-Fi Phone

Japan’s NTT DoCoMo Inc. on Tuesday formally launched the N900iL, a handset combining 3G and IP telephony capability, the first such phone to appear from a major network operator. Via []Continue Reading

Dealing With The “Wi-Fi As Amenity” Issue

A new trend in thinking about the Wi-Fi service market is emerging, a reaction against the prevailing business model exemplified by Wayport, T-Mobile and others. Via []Continue Reading

Covad Combines Wireless With Internet Access

Covad is teaming up with Netopia to provide Wi-Fi plus broadband access as part of a single service to people working out of their homes. Via []Continue Reading

UK Wi-Fi Network Wins ‘Significant’ VC Funding

UK Wi-Fi provider The Cloud has secured its latest round of funding, from VCs 3i and Accel Partners, the trio announced today. Via []Continue Reading

Comcast Denies Role In Wi-Fi Disconnects

Comcast executives point to a recent rash of wireless hardware problems as unintended “endorsements” of the cable giant’s home networking program. Via []Continue Reading

Softbank To Expand Wi-Fi Access, Roaming

Customers of Yahoo BB, Japan’s largest high-speed Internet provider, will soon be able to surf the Web at over 15,000 wireless Internet access points in 42 countries including Japan. Via []Continue Reading

Wi-Fi Stand Alones Flop

Firms attempting to make it big from wireless Internet are falling apart because the technology is becoming too cheap and simple. Via []Continue Reading

McDonald’s To Use SBC Wi-Fi Services

SBC Communications Inc., the number two local phone company in the U.S., reported Monday that Wayport Inc. will deploy SBC’s FreedomLink Wi-Fi servicein up to 6,000 McDonald’s Corp. restaurants by the end of next summer. Via []Continue Reading

EarthLink Hooks Up To Wireless Broadband

Internet service provider EarthLink will work with Digitalpath Networks to offer wireless broadband access in certain Northern California cities, under a deal to be announced Wednesday. Via []Continue Reading

Wi-Fi Startup Cometa Networks Is Going Out Of Business

Startup Cometa Networks on Tuesday said it planned to shut down after failing to attract the additional investment needed to expand its Wi-Fi network nationwide. Via []Continue Reading

BT Openzone Makes Wi-Fi Offer Businesses Can’t Refuse

The channel division of BT is aggressively hunting down retail outlets and other businesses in a bid to extend the reach of its wi-fi network. Via []Continue Reading

AT&T, Sprint Pilot Airport Wi-Fi Venture

AT&T Wireless and Sprint on Monday announced a new Wi-Fi hot-spot roaming pact for several U.S. airports. Via []Continue Reading