A Good Reason To Go With Wi-Fi

There's more good news than meets the eye about the spread of Wi-Fi networks throughout the country, again at the expense of broadband voice and cable operators. To the good, cities of varying sizes -- like Madison, Wis., Rio Rancho, N.M., and Manassas, Va. -- are joining other municipalities like Philadelphia to bring cheap, fast Internet access to their residents.

But, as I've warned you, the country's major broadband providers haven't been too happy with that kind of development encroaching on their high-tech monopoly either.

Here's one more reason you may want to opt for municipal services rather than the monopolies: Verso Technologies is perfecting software for the larger cable and telephony companies that blocks voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) services like Skype and Vonage that bring cheap or free voice phone connections to your home.

TechWeb.com October 21, 2005

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