chapter  11
The WISP Industry
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The Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP) industry envisions a world where people routinely use high-speed wireless networks to access email, corporate networks, the Web, and more-whether they are traveling or going about their daily business in their local neighborhood. For the purpose o f this book, the WISP industry encompasses all busi­ nesses (for-profit and non-profit) that operate under new, although varied, business models with a common theme: providing publicly available Internet access via Wi-Fi technology.