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Thursday, August 12, 2004

FCC Opens Buildings' Wireless Networks

As noted in the WorldChanging blog, the FCC ruled back in June that building owners can no longer block the wireless spectrum in their buildings. The ruling, prompted by airlines who want to establish their own networks within airports, means that individual building tenants are free to install their own wireless networks. This ruling is significant because it encourages the proliferation of smaller wireless networks... and with them, greater access and lower costs. Computerworld has a more detailed article.