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  1. And now some news related to Fast Lanes

    Comcast Wi-Fi hotspots to count on routers in homes as reported in SFGate article http://www.sfgate.com/technology/article/Comcast-Wi-Fi-hotspots-to-count-on-routers-in-5548911.php

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    Comcast plans to turn thousands of wireless Internet routers in private homes in the Bay Area into publicly available Wi-Fi hotspots.

    The service is part of the cable giant’s ambitious plan to offer customers and noncustomers access to about 8 million hotspots in 19 of the largest U.S. cities.
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    Off the top of my head, two ways this news is somewhat related to Fast Lanes are (1) Comcast’s gatekeeping ownership of soon-to-be publicly available WiFi networks and (2) its Pay-to-Play moneymaking scheme.
    As the article does quote
    1. “Comcast customers might feel uncomfortable about the company converting their wireless gateway routers into a public network – whether it’s because of privacy, security, bandwidth or energy concerns.”
    2. “Comcast’s top-tier Internet subscribers can log into the public network for free. Lower-tier customers and noncustomers get two free one-hour sessions per month, then are charged a fee by the hour, day or week.”

    Nothing other than gatekeeping ownership and moneymaking all rolled up into one.

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