Skype Places Bet on FON Revolution

Let's take the old phone companies and slam dunk them straight into the ash heap of history. Leading the way is FON, a company that aims to become the largest hotspot network in the world by the end of this year. The idea is to install the FON software on your WiFi router, place your antenna next to the window and then share your bandwidth with the rest of the world. Suddenly, you're a FONero! This status gives you the right to use the bandwidth of any of your FON comrades.

Now FON has gotten a bit of a turbocharge from global P2P phone pioneer Skype, another company that knows a little about putting a wrench in the works of the fat-ass telcos of the world. Skype has plunked down an unspecified amount of money as an investment in this new FON company, which has exponentially multiplied from zero users to more than 3,000 in just 90 days. Is it a revolution driven by the power of community? We can only hope. Viva la revoluci n!

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Skype invests in FON to increase Wi-Fi availability