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Public Wi-Fi percolates

Wi-Fi surfing from a moving vehicle is still elusive in the US, but hot spots are nearly everywhere: in airports and hotels, burger joints and coffee bars--and the folks building them say to expect more wireless options soon.
Building more access points will nurture Wi-Fi usage, panelists agreed at the IWireless World conference in Los Angeles. Discussing Wi-Fi's progress and future were Maurice Marks, chief technical officer for Hewlett-Packard Co.'s Network and Service Provider Business; Dave Hagan, president of wireless services provider Boingo Wireless Inc.; and Lovina McMurchy, director of wireless services for Starbucks Corp. The java giant has led retailers in implementing wireless broadband services in many of its coffee shops, and the service is becoming a trend.

Written by Frank Thorsberg13 Sept. 03 22:00