Free Downtown Dayton Internet service.
stevenvollom at sbcglobal.net
Thu Jan 22 12:37:19 UTC 2009
On Wednesday 21 January 2009 8:25:41 pm Derek Broughton wrote:
> Steven Vollom wrote:
> > I just tried to change my ISP to Cincinnati Bell, to get cheaper and
> > faster
> > service. They told me that I could connect free to the downtown
> > free-service, because I am in live in the area. My laptop is broken ,
> > but I
> > have a router with antenna. They said I would have to purchase their
> > wireless service to connect to it.
> What part of "purchase" is "free"?
> Sounds like a scam to me.
Here in Dayton, to promote the Downtown area, they have included free internet
service. It works pretty well. Lots of people hang out downtown in the
coffee shops with their computers and socialize becuase of it. Lots of
students in Dayton. My studio is very close to the downtown area and is in
the area of free service. I am so stupid that I never thought of it before
now. Anyway my laptop broke a week after I purchased it; it was used so
there was no recourse. It never occurred to me to hook my PC to it. I think
that the service is probably not a part of the need. I think that it was not
figured when the City started the promotion and therefore has caused them to
lose a lot of downtown service business. Anyway, unless you have to have
some code connection to a wireless service to make your laptop modem to
connect, it makes sense that you could use it free without having service in
the area you are located.
When a person with a laptop goes on a business trip, is he charged connection
fees when out of his home area? Or is he able to connect to any available
signal where he is currently located, eliminating the ISP from collecting a
fee? An interesting thought.
Thanks for the input. Enjoy the day.
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