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Computer Briefs: The Wireless Internet.
Because the cost of wireless interfaces have become relatively inexpensive, public wireless Internet access points are becoming available in a wide variety of places including shopping centers, coffee shops, hotels, and airports. Many of these locations started out providing free access. As their popularity and use increases, however, access fees are becoming the norm. Inexpensive interfaces, coupled with ease of installation, also means that wireless Internet technology is ready for the home or small office network environment.