Businesses, Big and Small, Bet on Wireless Internet Access

November 18, 2002 | Source: New York Times

The wireless Internet, based on low-cost Wi-Fi technology, may be the next Silicon Valley success story. Intel, I.B.M. and AT&T are exploring the creation of a Wi-Fi-based network of networks in metropolitan areas across the nation, code-named Project Rainbow. It could put high-speed Internet access within easy reach of Web surfers in most urban areas amd make traditional communications business obsolete.