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Denver airport has free Wi-Fi trial via AT&T Wireless and Nokia: Kevin Werbach, tech policy expert, was in the middle of a coordinated set of attacks by his computer on his sanity when he found the Wi-Fi network alive and free at Denver airport (known as DIA). The airport's PR folks told me that Nokia had fully tested the network in July 2001. They told me this last October through some terse email -- polite to me, but many cc'd individuals, and some obvious exasperation at having a network ready to party and no one to run it, because Nokia couldn't find at a partner at that rough time in wireless ISP history. This may also have something to do with the airport authority's expectation of revenue sharing or minimum upfront franchise buy-in costs. Likewise, Nokia had unwired Vancouver and Ottawa. Their Vancouver partner got out of the business (my last trip up in April showed a network, but no way to get on, but it might have been my personal firewall preventing me as I later figured out in another network situation) and Nokia took it over; Ottawa, they partnered with Sky.Link Internet Plus, a wISP that disappeared over the Net for several months earlier this year but now appears to be back. (Their Calgary airport listing disappeared in the interim, though.)
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