Columbia News Service, February 15, 2005 - Neighbors borrow wireless Internet (and forget to give it back)

From Article:

NYCwireless is a nonprofit organization that teaches computer users about wireless technology and how to use it safely when traveling or when moving around cities with a laptop. Their members range from the seasoned professional to the first-time user.

The organization helps promote open wireless hot spots in public spaces and assists people in setting up connections that can be shared with neighbors and the community. They work with Internet service providers that allow for open access points and believe strongly in the sharing of access.

And as for the community hot spots? “There is nothing about it that is illegal,” said Dana Spiegel, a member of NYCwireless’ board of directors. “Anyone that says it is, needs to go back and read the Bill of Rights again.”