Fon, wireless community service
As I was looking at how network providers regulate the sharing of the Internet access they provide to their subscribers, I came across the initiative from Fon.
Fon is planning on being first a Spanish Internet Service Provider (ISP) that will make it possible for subscribers to share ADSL service through wireless connection (WiFi).
Basically, suscribers could choose between 2 models:
Requirements and availablilty
As of now, the service will require suscribers to own a compatible router, the Linksys WRT54G Wireless-G Router
The service is not operational yet. It is supposed to open around Nov 15th of this year but the Fon community sign-up page is already available.
More details are available on the Martin Varsavsky’s blog
See also this other way of sharing your connection:
Ubicomp 2005 video: Yellow chairs