AT&T, Intel, IBM launch Wi-Fi firm

by Andy Oram

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The presence of AT&T gives me some confidence that this consortium might actually accomplish this pressing need: to blanket the country with hot-spots for 802.11 access. Wide-area networking is a big job, and I don't think Intel or IBM are quite up to it themselves. AT&T is clearly the grandmaster of it. But they haven't done so well with their other new ventures since the divestiture--can they do this one right?

Does this look like a winning combination?