At Google Zeitgeist event in the UK a couple of weeks back I chaired a session on the future of telecom. One of the participants was the founder of the new global free Wifi service called Fon, Martin Versavsky. It works by allowing anyone who is part of Fon to use your own wireless router. In return, you can use anyone else’s.
In just a few weeks Fon has more Wifi public access points than some of the largest telecom companies.
Non-Fon users can also sign on for a very low fee, part of which is kept by the person who provides the Wifi access, and the rest pays for the whole thing to go on running.
“FON is a Global Community of people who share WiFi. Share your WiFi broadband access at home/work and enjoy WiFi all over the world! FON: small cost, great benefit!
To become a Fonero, all you need to do is register with us on our website, have broadband connection, and download the FON Software onto your WiFi router. It’s that simple. Just share your connection and the rest of the Community shares back with you. Join FON and enjoy connecting from anywhere within the WiFi World.
To start sharing, set up your access point where you can receive the most coverage, generally close to the window or outside your home. The rest of the Community will be thankful.