Cleveland airport gets Wi-Fi from SBC: I should really have left this item to senior editor Nancy Gohring, who hails from within spittin' distance of Cleveland, but SBC FreedomLink is now the operator of Wi-Fi service at that town's airport. The interesting twist in this installation is that there will be Internet kiosks in the airport as well as the SBC service.
I've had mixed feelings lately about posting every single airport announcement, especially as smaller markets have become unwired: at some point, just another airport is just another airport, unless you live or work near it. It's a fundamental problem with covering wireless in general and Wi-Fi in particular as it matures. There's more and more news, and it starts to blur into much of the same. I see sometimes a dozen stories a week about a small town that gets its first Wi-Fi-enabled cafe, or another community project that unwires a park or public area.
This is just to say that the proof of the success of the top-down and bottom-up movements in wireless communication are starting to permeate all media. When I appeared on a local NPR affiliate to talk about Voice over IP (VoIP) and Internet telephony on their morning program recently, the host needed a technical primer in VoIP, which is quite new to most people, but threw around Wi-Fi and wireless terms with great abandon and fluency.