We ♥ WiFi Says “Stick It to The Man!” at SXSW

March 13, 2013

11:00 am

SXSW provides the best of “free” at their annual Interactive, Film, and Music festival. Rides, phones, stress balls… No more stress balls, please, brands! One overlooked freebie has been the We ♥ WiFi high speed WiFi network provided from March 8th through the 10th, giving some pay-as-you-go phone users who rely heavily on WiFi usage, like myself, access outside of the main conference hubs. Powered by open “whitespace” radio spectrum, kind of like open source WiFi, free wireless installations like We ♥ WiFi are the result of not having to ask the big boys for access.

As we still fight to keep our once-open resources open, you are persuaded to petition the FCC to refrain from selling this public resource to companies like Verizon. If we don’t, we might not have the ability to share our truly most public resource next year, Instagram pics!

Check out more on We ♥ WiFi here.

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Lindsey C. Holmes is the CEO/Lead Strategist of Usable Tech Co (formerly LCH Business SM & Tech), a digital marketing firm based in Newark, NJ, with an office also in Washington, DC. Lindsey is the Evernote Small Business Ambassador, a self-taught developer, a proud geek, and mom of a shih-tzu named Banks. She spends her free time converting the masses to understand and apply the technology that will make their lives better. Follow her on Twitter @lindseycholmes.

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