Wall St Journal looks at Fon, metro-scale networks: The money quote is from Dana Spiegel of nycwireless, the long-time community networking group. "Today's baseline is dial-up. When municipal networks roll out, you'll see a move from dial-up" up to a new baseline, he told the Journal.
Iridium's satellite phone network drops price: The network comprised of 66 low-earth-orbiting satellites now carries calls for as little as 15 cents a minute, far below the roaming charges often found on international networks. Iridium covers North America. That's the lowest rate, with most prepaid package running 30 to 40 cents a minute--still a bargain outside of regular mobile range.
Heathrow Express claims first wireless broadband underground: The shuttle service, noted here last week, offers T-Mobile UK HotSpot service between Paddington Station and Heathrow on its 15-minute route. The Nomad technology--a clearly rising firm in train-based Internet access--is the first to provide continuous access through a long tunnel, they claim, and I'd have to agree.