Fon Makes Entire Wi-Fi Network Free In Japan

People of Japan are using their smartphones during the earthquake and tsunami tragedies to share news and pictures but with damaged infrastructure, the cellular networks are struggling. To keep information flowing, Madrid-based Fon quickly acted to open up one million free Wi-Fi hotspots.…

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Sprint, Cogent Reconnect Networks For Now

Sprint (s FON) and Cogent networks are back talking to each other -- at least temporarily. After the two companies severed networks on October 30, there has been wide spread criticism of the severing of the networks.…

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Coping with FON-liness

FON showed great promise, attacking the fragmented wifi hotspot market and placing pressure on 3G broadband providers by harnessing the energy of the very people that would benefit from its service. The promise of a disruptive user-owned global wifi network was a large part of the company's marketing, playing on the iconography and language of revolution. With $22m in funding from Google, Skype and venture capitalists, the company seemed poised for success...so what went wrong?…

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