Computerworld looks at EarthLink's move into Wi-Fi: My excellent colleague David Haskin writes about EarthLink's necessary move from dial-up into wireless networks. EarthLink thinks that it will bring competition into markets that will benefit consumers by cutting all costs while increasing access. EarthLink's point person says that telcos are nervous because of other offerings, such as local-network VoIP, would cut into their cash cows. EarthLink told Haskin that it costs cell operators 25 cents to deliver a megabyte of data versus half a cent for a city-wide Wi-Fi network.
Capital Metro buses in Austin will gain Wi-Fi: Several Express routes in the Texas capital will have Internet access on board as part of a pilot program to see how riders might use it, especially on these longer routes.