posted on Jul, 30 2004 @ 03:05 AM
Looks like New York is going to pay 25 mil a year to provide it's citizens wirless abilities through out the Manhattan area. Only thing is they've
got people crying about "harmful radiation" and bad reception because of tall buildings.
They are already are wireless in some spots but I guess they're wanting blanket coverage now.
This is the "hot-Apple" future as foreseen by an agreement signed this week between the city and six telecommunications companies that plan to
equip 18,000 lampposts with tiny antennae to ensure the metropolis has almost blanket coverage for cell-phone reception and wireless connectivity
Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
I'm not sure if this is a good or bad thing.
It's good that it gives people the ability to take care of business anywhere but bad because it's probably going to hike the NY residence taxes even
further to foot the bill. This also may open up a bigger haven for hackers looking to get into peoples computers. I've seen to many documentaries
about easy it is to get into a computer via wireless.
The thing that kind of perplexes me is that I got this article from a UK based web. I looked for news about this on google and NY papers but didn't
[edit on 30-7-2004 by Zion Mainframe]