A modem in every pot
: With blanket wi-fi coming to Philadelphia and San Francisco, Fred Wilson says:
It’s happening. Wifi is going to be public infrastructure like roads, tunnels, and bridges.
I’d say it’s even more fundamental than that: wi-fi will get faster and broader and will provide most all the communication and content delivery you will need. And this will enable no end of new business and employment (and will reduce commuting and fuel consumption and all kinds of other social good).
So since I’m in a rewording mood today, I’d say this really means that connectivity will be public infrastructure.
: Om says it’s a waste of taxpayer money. Oh, but I assume this isn’t a free bridge; it’s a toll bridge. Hell, it could be a profit center.