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Internet! Everywhere!

By Amanda Dickman in Miscellaneous on Apr 13, 2007 9:00PM

A few months ago, we mentioned Sprint's expansion of their wireless market in Chicago. Now there's a little more to the story.

2007_4_pda.jpgBy the end of the year, Sprint is aiming to have their city-wide wireless network up and ready to go. It will be constructed by Motorola Inc. and will provide the entire city area with internet service, allegedly with signals as strong as the broadband you get at home. D.C. and Baltimore get to join in on this first-round of fun as well. Over the next three years Sprint plans to provide this service in other cities and, by the end of 2008, "have coverage available to 100 million Americans."

Sprint says that it will use this network to compete with the big internet-providers in town, Comcast and AT&T. Maybe the competition will help to lower monthly fees? Yeah, we don't think so either.

Just think! If you are a Sprint customer, you can start at home on your laptop and then just go all over town -- take the CTA, shop, drive, eat, whatever, all without losing that precious signal. How long until someone comes up with a contraption that you can strap to yourself (get your mind out of the gutter, sicko) that provides a pseudo-desk surface mid-torso so you can type and walk with ease? Maybe we should have kept that idea to ourselves.

Image thanks to Chuck Sudo.