802.11 and the future… FON?

Wow. I had poked around the FON public wifi site quite a bit some time ago. Cool stuff.
Standard 802.11 router, add a little software and share it with the world. Then you can also share the worlds. Optionally you can even share in a bit of the revenue if outsiders use the network. Good stuff.
What really amazes me now is that apparently FON has raised some big money from Google and fun people like that. What is it using for? To subsidize the heck out of access points. They are selling them for $5! Wow.

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