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reply to davidhoffman
Re: Cable Industry Provides Cross-Carrier Wi-Fi Agreed. Or just start handing out routers like Illiad (Free.fr) is doing with their STBs...the cable modem is a wireless router with an SSID that's accessible by cable customers, is sectioned off of the rest of the network, and doesn't impact the speed of the business user when guests are online.
To be fair though, the equipment that CV has beployed in the NYC area is high-end stuff, such that they can offer something like 15 Mbps down, 2 Mbps up over WiFi reliably (wish TWC or Comcast did that in their areas).
Wont happen, new security standards for most business does not allow this to happen at all.
reply to iansltx
The problem with just handing out WiFi capable routers is that many business manager or owners will stick it in any old spot they have with no thought to signal coverage. A good installation that provides adequate signal coverage for a particular structure may require multiple access points. I would rather the owners pay the wholesale costs for equipment and have any labor cost at no charge. A good installation technician who can run cabling to multiple APs, set signal levels, and check coverage is the most costly element. And it is the one with the most variables.
reply to BosstonesOwn
What security standards do not allow this WiFi common log in?
Basic security standards for the "business". Basically any wifi that is not protected by 2 forms of auth is supposed to be physically segmented off of the network and broken apart by a firewall.
It's something to do with protecting employee info. I forget the actual law # but I remember 2 years ago going over it and realizing it would cost us almost 13 grand for just the hardware.
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