The Washington Post is reporting that the US Federal Communications Commission wants to "create super WiFi networks." So what are they talking about anyway?
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Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, aka sjvn, has been writing about technology and the business of technology since CP/M-80 was the cutting edge PC operating system. SJVN covers networking, Linux, open source, and operating systems.
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Under intolerable legal pressure, brilliant, but depressed, hacker and Internet freedom advocate Aaron Swartz took his own life. We should strive to prevent this from happening to anyone else.
From a user's viewpoint cellular and Wi-Fi networks will be merging within the next few years.
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