FON Pitches Free Wi-Fi in San Francisco

Medford, Cassimir
January 2008
Red Herring;1/21/2008, p2
Trade Publication
This article reveals the plan of Wireless-Fidelity (Wi-Fi) start-up FON to offer residents and businesses in the Castro District of San Francisco, California free wireless routers in exchange for participation in FON's global Wi-Fi network. Madrid, Spain-based FON aims to jump-start its U.S. businesses in San Francisco. Tim Farrar of Telecom Media and Finance Associates explains that Municipal Wi-Fi failed in San Francisco due to the cost of coverage versus the ability to sell a competitive service.


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