"Nicholas Negroponte explains why Wi-Fi "lily pads and frogs" will transform the future of telecom." While this is fine for some, " I pay a fixed fee and am happy to share." All the telecom companies have to do is start charging your broadband service based on usage to kill Wi-Fi. He says, "it can cover more than 20 kilometers" - yes cover Africa or Australia or Asia 20 kilometers at a time. Anyway, there's still these two big ponds you have to cross called the Pacific and Atlantic - telecoms still have the power.