My last article was about the free Wi-Fi era we are going to go into very soon and things are going to get wild as we get a little more freedom for our buck. I myself like the way things are going, somewhat. We still have a long way to go to change the things that will change no matter what. Obstacles just keep knowledge and technology at bay to squeak out every last buck. But just Imagine Free Wi-Fi…everywhere you are at. Good-Bye Cell phone packages.
So if the cell phone companies don’t get a new breath of the future and realize that they can make money and give everyone free data plans, free Wi-Fi, free phones…if you want advertisements But the world is a changing and Facebook, twitter, dating sites and other membership sites see it coming to. With all the IM and Skype and sharing of everything getting in contact with someone is as easy as a direct message on many platforms and sites. By using any of these sites for personal messaging and sharing gives that site weight, and the more weight, the more the site worth. Amazing stuff we have created and we should not have to pay for it. A good example is Pandora. If you pay you hear no advertisements. If you listen for free, you have to listen to an ad.
Now I want to share my Media bill.
Internet @ 15 mbp ….$34.95
VoiP ……Basic Talk through WalMart ….$9.99
Video ….Dish Network…..Top 120 w/Hopper…$41.95 2 yr. contract
We just upgraded to Dish and use to get the local networks and Netflix for $8.99 which was not bad. We got the networks and could watch almost everything else on Netflix.
What we like is the flexibility of our system being that we have everything on wi-fi. When anyone comes over they just ask us for our password for the Wi-Fi and they are in. What is so cool is any of these new hand held devices can watch and do everything I can do in the comfort of my home but know because of the Hopper we can watch our Dish programing where ever we get Wi-Fi. Now how cool is that. THE APP WORLD…The Cloud and everything is SMART.
So why are we paying for it when it is so broad and easy to connect to these days.? If I had Fiber Optics Available to My House I would start up a Business at home. Apply for the Wi-Fi Signal and repeaters, set up my servers, build my site and Market to all my neighbors for a real cheap Plan of way affordable internet. The stronger the signal the more expensive, but a ¼ watt of power can cover a good distance. An average broadcast station produces 100kw and the average microwave is 25 watts. And that is enough to reach outer space.
So…I think it is very possible that our local colleges who have the oldest and newest of internet servers and could easily be set up as the hub for county or regional Wi-Fi support. After all it was not too long ago they were the only internet connection there was. So it is coming and it can be free or some business like charter will exploit it and make it impossible for free to ever happen.