Broadband Internet Access In Hotels

hp-compaq-8510pJust recently both Andy Abramson and Rich Tehrani had posts describing their experience with  broadband internet access at hotels. I can barely convey how this is a topic that strikes a nerve with me. At times during my working year I travel extensively. Anyone who has been following my Twitter stream will know that I’m been to and from SFO so often recently that I’m starting to feel like a migratory bird. The local taxi drivers are starting to recognize me!

Suffice it to say that I stay in a lot of hotels. In the past month of activity on the west coast that includes two Hiltons, Le Meridien, the MarQueen Seattle, a La Qunita and a Club Quarters. Next week I’ll be appearing nightly at a Hyatt. Talk about a diversity of establishments!

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Meraki Networks Wifi Mesh

Fast Company TV’s Robert Scoble recently paid a visit to Meraki Network’s to profile their newly announced wifi mesh products. He shot a nice interview video with their CEO. They mention streaming media both for video and audio (Skype) Use with video is really not appropriate for the technology but voice is supposedly fine. I’d be nice to hear from someone in SF who might have experience using that cities Meraki wifi mesh installation.

I must say that I’m truly interested in the stuff. It was a very sad day when Houston’s municipal wifi project imploded. I’ll be making an inquiry with Meraki to see if they support WMM for wireless QoS.