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Wireless Internet 101 Fact Sheet

| Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Jun 9, 2013 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at

ILSR’s Wireless Internet 101 fact sheet provides quick information on wireless technologies and policy.

Most of us take wireless for granted. We use it every day but we have very little understanding of how it works, its limitations, or how it is managed. This fact sheet offers answers to questions many of us ask at one time or another. There is more to wireless technologies than “magic.”

Download a PDF of this quick and accessible resource.

With more detail about wireless pros and cons, it is easier for policy makers to make the right decisions and for consumers to explore their choices. If people in your community want to know more about the pros and cons of wireless technologies, this tool is a great starting point.

Read ongoing coverage related to these networks at ILSR’s site devoted to Community Broadband Networks.  You can also subscribe to a once-per-week email with stories about community broadband networks.

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Lisa Gonzalez researches and reports on telecommunications and municipal networks’ impact on life at the local level. Lisa has worked in politics, education, and as a freelance journalist. In addition to her contributions at, Lisa writes for and produces the Broadband Bits podcast. More

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