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Bill Calls For Wi-Fi Base Stations In All Federal Buildings 196

Posted by timothy
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GovTechGuy submits this from Hillicon Valley: "Sens. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) introduced legislation on Friday that would require all public federal buildings to install WiFi base stations in order to free up cell phone networks. The Federal Wi-Net Act would mandate the installation of small WiFi base stations in all publicly accessible federal buildings in order to increase wireless coverage and free up mobile networks. The bill would require all new buildings under construction to comply and all older buildings to be retrofitted by 2014. It also orders $15 million from the Federal Buildings Fund be allocated to fund the installations."
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Bill Calls For Wi-Fi Base Stations In All Federal Buildings

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  • by Haedrian (1676506) on Saturday December 04, 2010 @11:01AM (#34443300)
    Over here where I come from, not only do government buildings have free wifi - but so do public areas such as parks or gardens.

    You can just bring a laptop and work there (for as long as your battery lasts at least) or whatever. That way people who don't want/have data plans can still get wireless internet.

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