Wi-Fi by land to the sea

WOW! I will have to definitely look more into this one…

Wi-Fi by land to the sea: A company has quietly installed $5 million worth of Wi-Fi gear pointing outwards from major coastal areas to serve private boating and the cruise ship industry. This is remarkably clever, as physics tells us that a tower not very high up on the coast can have a direct line of sight to a huge swath of sea within its range. The company, Wheat Wireless Services’s TeleSea division, says that they cover the coast from Baltimore to the Florida Keys, Puget Sound, San Francisco Bay, Long Island Sound, Southern California, and Hawaii. Their source of financing isn’t mentioned. How did they submarine this deployment, no joke intended? [via TechDirt]

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