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Broadband powered by home gateways? Whose bright idea was THIS?

ChrisLaarman

The concept reminds me of reality in the Netherlands (where I live).

My set-top box (cable modem, on copper but not a telephone line) features a double access point. One for my private network, one to be used as a wifi hotspot by fellow customers of Ziggo.

As long as I leave it enabled, I'm allowed access to their hotspots.

This public part won't interfere with my bandwidth, but it does add (a tiny amount) to my electricity bill.

So far, I have enjoyed the benefit and not felt a burden.

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