Monday, January 7, 2008

Meraki's $20 Million Move

Just a couple of days ago Meraki raised $20 million to set up free wifi access in San Francisco, California. After a recent failure with Earthlink, San Francisco was still looking to provide people with city wide wifi access. For those who don't know much about Meraki, it is very similar to FON, but Meraki wireless routers have meshing capabilities. There are dozens of articles on the Internet about this (if you want to search, but I'll put the best links I find at the bottom of this post) If Meraki can pull this off, FON might get left behind in the U.S., but we will have to wait to find out what happens. This could be a great success, or many problems could arise. If Fon can strike a deal in the US like they did with BT, Fon can really increase the number of hot spots in the US. I don't quite know what to think of this right now, but a couple of the links below make some good arguments and provide some good info. So go ahead and read them.;_ylt=AgcLo1yGAVm.IPHsXWm2nXkE1vAI

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