ISP helps members sell Net to neighbors

Independent broadband provider Speakeasy is allowing subscribers to resell their Internet access via wireless set-ups–turning their homes into Wi-Fi hot spots.

The new service puts a semiofficial stamp on a practice that has long been used in tech-savvy households around the country. Wireless 802.11, or Wi-Fi, technology allows computer users to set up a network “hot spot” that gives people within its range of about 300 feet the ability to tap into a central Net connection.


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