Thursday, July 05, 2007

WiFi Hotspots...

Well, the Advertiser this morning has a picture of the principals of this site splashed across the B section. That's not our fault. We were just innocently plotting the creation of a Lafayette Commons, the downfall of Western Civilization as We Know It and minding our own business when an earnest young reporter asked us if we liked the wifi there. We told him we liked the coffee and the conversation evolved from there...

The story is about wifi hotspots, not usually major topic here, but it is interesting and revealed a few places I didn't know had wifi.

Otherwise the only remarkable note in the piece is a quote from Huval:
"As we deploy the fiber system, we may incorporate a wireless component as part of that (for consumers)..."
That "may" is strange. Huval has twice publicly said that there would be wireless network for residents (@ Fiber Forum, @ Martin Luther King) and isn't hesitant to say so in person so I don't know why he'd pull his punches with the Advertiser. Durel too has repeatedly revealed his plans for WiFi--an old post about the value of wifi in a fiber-based ecology has a discussion on that. I'd hoped that we were through with coy, cautious language now that the bonds are sold...but old habits apparently die hard.

The Daily Advertiser - www.theadvertiser.com - Lafayette, LA

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