Wireless technology for broadband Internet

A 2004 pilot study mapping the use of Wireless Fidelity (WiFi) for broadband Internet access in Oxfordshire, later contributing to a cross-national study of the evolution of wireless networks undertaken by the OII and the University of Illinois.

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To assist policy makers in understanding the evolution of rapidly growing wireless networks, Christian Sandvig, one of our early Visiting Fellows, carried out a pilot study in July 2004 that mapped the use of Wireless Fidelity (WiFi) for broadband Internet access in Oxfordshire. This contributed to a cross-national study involving the Oxford Internet Institute and the University of Illinois.

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  • OII Maps Grassroots Wireless 'Wi-Fi' Telecommunications Revolution

    2 August 2004 Oxford Internet Institute

    The OII launches a pilot study to map the use of Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) for broadband Internet access in Oxfordshire, to investigate the potential for a grassroots global revolution in the provision of high-performance telecommunications infrastructure

  • Oxford Internet Institute Broadband Enquiry

    25 June 2002 Oxford Internet Institute

    The Oxford Internet Institute is accepting evidence on infrastructure, policy, and public service issues relating to public availability to, and use of, broadband