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NY Times story confirms AOL/Time-Warner letter to free wireless redistributors of their service: as noted a few days ago, AOL/TW notified a customer that his redistribution of their service over free wireless was a violation of their terms of service. They also insinuated and threatened other actions and problems. The NY Times story confirms that a number of people received these letters. In the general style of large firm paranoia versus small firm fleetness, enjoy the quote from the end of the story:
Arkady Goldinstein, chief executive of Acecape, a digital subscriber line provider based in New York, said it was "purely a cost-benefit analysis" to allow his customers to set up free networks. Mr. Goldinstein added that out of his firm's "several thousand" subscribers he believed "less than a dozen" have set up free networks.