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(Des Moines Register)   Starbucks and Google to partner together and offer faster in-store Wi-Fi, the first step towards global domination   ( desmoinesregister.com) divider line
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2013-08-01 09:54:57 AM  
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lelio: Another article said that AT&T had a T1 to each Starbucks. A T1? I've stepped into a 15 year old time machine Martha! Get me some Limp Biskuit while I work on this y2k issue.

WTF are you talking about?  T1 is great.  Mature techology, easy to manage, and supports telephony and data mix without having to buy expensive VOIP handsets.  GUARANTEED isochronous.
2013-08-01 12:25:38 AM  
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TWC needs to get a bunch of lawyers and lobbyists and try to get rid of Google's venture into high speed internet and cable.
2013-07-31 09:43:47 PM  
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2013-07-31 09:34:34 PM  
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theflatline: TheGhostofFarkPast: ZeroCorpse: All I want is for places that offer "free wifi" to offer it without the stupid "Accept the terms" webpage requirement.  Sometimes we're connecting with devices that don't have a fricking web browser, you jerks! Especially in hotels!

/Can't connect a Roku in many hotels because no web browser means no ability to accept the terms of service.

Does your smartphone have a hotspot? If you use android you can use FoxFi on a lot of phones to bypass the check by your provider and use it.

Or if you have a windows laptop you can bridge your connections so your laptop becomes a wifi router. On a Mac it's as simple as plugging in the cable from the hotel, go to sharing, select "internet sharing" then dictate how it should share from the ethernet port to the wifi. Bam you are online. I did that with my mac when i was in a hotel for a month due to work and I was able to use wifi all over my room with out worrying about some authentication page. I also recommend the Airport express from Apple it's a cool little router you can use to get around issues you are talking about.

You can get a 30 dollar router that does all an airport express can do.  Foxfi works about 20% of the time because most carriers have built in checks for tethering.

Please find me a router that matches the exact same functionality and size of the airport express for $30. I need airplay abilities, usb printing, does dual band 2.4 and 5mhz(with N band), 2 ports so I can plug in additional resources, etc. You won't find it. I know you probably hate Apple but the express is a solid product.

Also you are partially right about FoxFi, ATT use to be the toughest when it came to checks most other carriers never harassed people as much. I'm not on Android anymore so I don't care plus most data packages include tethering finally.
2013-07-31 09:17:59 PM  
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2013-07-31 08:31:11 PM  
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So Google can know what I like to drink at Starbucks?

2013-07-31 08:16:55 PM  
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So that means those BJs are just around the corner
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