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WiFi Hopes

February 5th, 2003 · No Comments

Wireless technologies, especially WiFi are seen as the hope for the digital economy. News.com has a series of articles.

What began as a pet project for technophiles has become a multibillion-dollar industry, with uses ranging from untethered computers in the home to major networking connections for telecommunications giants. More than 35 million wireless networks are in operation today, according to industry estimates, and the number is growing daily.

As with all new technologies, however, these networks involve a trade-off–in this case, in the form of security. While wireless products remain relatively inexpensive, the specter of government regulation looms over companies and consumers who have enjoyed free access to date.


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