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Nick Finck

August 19, 2002 at 7:01 PM

WiFi conflict in Portland: The Starbucks empire seems to be expanding into the wireless world. Here's the story: Wireless channel use sets up turf battle. More comments can be found here on 802.11b Networking News. It's all about free vs. pay WiFi and a flooded channel. I forsee the FCC having to establish channel restructions for free and pay WiFis... as sad as that may sound. [Update: It has now been SlashDotted. Someone suggested having Personal Telco move to another frequency and keep the existing frequency up and flooded to keep Starbucks out.]

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