“Some ISPs simply discourage end users from offering WiFi connections to neighbors; most explicitly rule it out in their terms of service. But a small Canadian ISP called Wireless Nomad actually requires it.
Nomad does things a little differently. The company is subscriber-owned, volunteer-run, and open-source friendly. It offers a neutral Internet connection with no bandwidth caps or throttling, and it makes a point of creating wireless access points at the end of each DSL connection that can be used, for free, by the public. Bell Canada this is not.”
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Source: Ars Technica
Anyone living in Toronto now has something to cheer about, a new ISP Co-op that is attempting to make the whole city a hotspot. If you subscribe to their Internet service (about 3-5Mbs @ $37 a month), you are also sent a wireless router running OpenWRT, and the subscribers use Chillispot to throttle the bandwidth used by outside wireless connections so the person paying for the service still has good line speed. Read all about the service, and the 2 guys behind it at Ars Technica.