Wireless Estonia

From a CNET Article profiling Elbonia’s Wireless Internet Achievements:

Haamer, one of Estonia’s unofficial chief geeks, is largely responsible for a level of Wi-Fi connectivity-–even in remote areas-– that puts the biggest cities in America to shame. For the last three years, he and a handful of volunteer evangelists with the WiFi.ee organization have successfully lobbied Estonian cafes, hotels, hospitals, city parks, local governments and even major gas stations to start offering Net access, helping to design and set up the networks.

It is time to say that electricity and the Internet are very similar in end users’ eyes,” the sandy-haired Haamer said over a cup of smoky black tea. “This is serious work.”

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