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Public WiFi: 5 Tips For Happy Customers
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MarciaNWC
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MarciaNWC,
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1/5/2016 | 7:29:18 PM
Re: Public WiFi and the Open Internet
That's a good question, @cmollerstuen. Generally, it does seem like it gets kind of tricky when the WiFi becomes a public service. The FCC's actions against companies like Marriott appear to be an illustration of that.
ClassC
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ClassC,
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1/5/2016 | 2:25:40 PM
Speed: The Often Forgotten Piece to the WiFi Pie

Making sure your pipe is big enough is another good tip.  I am amazed that many SMB's are still running home based internet packages, not good enough for a massive WiFi offering.  

ClassC
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ClassC,
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1/5/2016 | 2:16:20 PM
Public WiFi: Learning As We Go

"...Network operators are learning how to set up systems they've never set up before, and think about issues they've never addressed."

 

Really refreshing to hear the WiFi network situation described as such, because it is true.   Like most things in tech, we are learning as we go.

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ClassC,
User Rank: Ninja
1/5/2016 | 2:10:19 PM
Wifi Traffic Right of Way

" Prioritize your traffic "

 

This is was very good advice on the unexpected pitfalls of providing open WiFi.    Prioritizing Traffic is something I had not considered, yet from reading about the real world issues of large events.   

 

This  is certainly something to consider when setting up a WiFi network.

cmollerstuen
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cmollerstuen,
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1/5/2016 | 1:30:34 PM
Public WiFi and the Open Internet
Will Open Internet rules (https://www.fcc.gov/general/open-internet) apply to Public WiFi providers?

It could negate the "3. Prioritize your traffic" tip.

It think it is obviousl that an enterprise can prioritize its own traffic.  However once a business begins offering public access to the Internet, does that access have to meet the Open Internet rules?

Will be interesting to see how this plays out.


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