December 8, 2005
Cingular launches cell Internet access program

Cingular Wireless is now offering Web access for laptop users via cellular signals, according to an article by Sara Silver in Wednesday's Wall Street Journal.

The company's BroadbandConnect service is being tested in 16 U.S. cities appears to be working well.

Because of relatively high costs involved at this point, though, Silver writes that the majority of early customers for the service have been businesses.

Boston is one of the cities the service is currently available. What impact might this have on the intersection of these various technologies? The important question is how this might have an impact on people's lives? Do you consider using cellular signals a good model for future companies to profit off Internet access?