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Author Topic: Fon - Google, Skype and the chicken-and-egg problem  (Read 2129 times)


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Fon - Google, Skype and the chicken-and-egg problem
« on: February 07, 2006, 03:51 PM »
[...] in an innovative new Internet access network called Fon.

The company, founded by Spanish entrepreneur Martin Varsavsky, aims to build a network of WiFi hotspots far larger than those from companies like T-Mobile and Swisscom, none of which have more than 30,000 hotspots worldwide.

Fon aims to exceed that in its first year, and to have one million hotspots in four years. It hopes to achieve this by getting individuals and businesses to contribute their own hotspots to the network in exchange for getting access wherever they go. [...]

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My personal prediction: this will work.