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Wi-Fi Alliance

(Wi-Fi Alliance, Austin, TX, www.wi-fi.org) A membership organization founded in 1999 devoted to certifying 802.11 wireless Ethernet devices for interoperability. The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED logo on a wireless radio (PC card, access point, etc.) means that it has passed a thorough interoperability test and will work with any other Wi-Fi CERTIFIED product. A Wi-Fi ZONE logo means that a hotspot, whether offered at no charge or for a fee, uses Wi-Fi CERTIFIED equipment.

Originally founded as the Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Association (WECA), Wi-Fi stands for "wireless fidelity," a play on "high fidelity" (hi-fi). See 802.11, WiMAX, Wi-Fi hotspot and WLIF.
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Work carried out included the 264,000 sq ft wi-fi zone - and 31 kilometres of cabling.
Once known as a backward state, Bihar has made a strong bid for a mention on the world's infotech map as chief minister Nitish Kumar unveiled the 20km free Wi-Fi zone, the longest across the globe, at a function christened e-Bihar summit in Patna.
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The park is part of Sofia's remarkable standing as the 10th most prepared city in the world (and the second best capital city, next only to Seoul) for internet connectivity, and is an open wi-fi zone.
T-Mobile also promised uninterrupted service: if a user moves out of a Wi-Fi zone during a conversation, the call will automatically switch to T-Mobile USA s cellular network.
I never miss a chance to check and see if I'm in a wi-fi zone, and I have this little key fob thing that lights up when I am.
The recent launch of Birmingham as a 'BT Wireless City' means that Tim and other wi-fi users will be able to access birminghamfiz - a free information zone provided by Birmingham City Council and Digital Birmingham - at any time within the city centre wi-fi zone.
Soon owners of laptops, hand-held computers, gaming and music devices will be able to log on for free in a new wi-fi zone.
The receivers do have a Wi-Fi access point built into them so that customers can set up a Wi-Fi zone in their home or office.
You may even live in a private Wi-Fi zone, as I do, thanks to an unknowingly generous neighbor who hasn't secured his or her Wi-Fi network.
In Philadelphia, city officials are considering an ambitious plan they say will turn the entire city - all 135 square miles of it - into the world's largest Wi-Fi zone.
This new component of the Wi-Fi ZONE program is free to both users and service providers.