Lighting up Manhattan with WiFi

Marcos R. Lara of the Public Internet Project has unveiled an amazing map of WiFi access points in Manhattan, compiled by volunteers who drove along every street. As you’ll see, virtually all of the island is covered. Pretty remarkable for a technology that has been on the market for just three years, operates in unlicensed bands, and is deployed bottom-up by individuals and small businesses. Email Marcos if you want to see the full research.