spacer spacer spacer


Why Fi?

Tech Superpowers, the folks who bring you Newbury Open — free wireless internet access on Newbury Street, have an interesting demo at Boston's South Station. The have set up a wireless internet “bubble” that lets travellers get a glimpse of what it might be like to have free wireless access in the station.

Unfortunately, they inform you, the “powers that be” are holding out, thinking that someone is actually going to pay them to have the right to the wireless airspace in the station (presumably because they will then charge people to access the internet from the station).

Wrong business model if you ask me. Wireless internet access should be like Muzak or plant services. They enhance the value of your space by making customers linger and spend more money…

Who are these mysterious “powers”, and how do we get though to them?