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Do you live in U.S. and want to host a Wi-Fi hot spot?
Posted on 20-Mar-2003 07:46 | Tags Filed under: News

Do you live in U.S. and want to host a Wi-Fi hot spot?
Boingo is a Wireless provider with hotspot in convenient places, like hotels, airports and cafes. It has a programme called "Hot Spot in a Box": it enables anyone to quickly and easily offer commercial high-speed Wi-Fi Internet service in any location and start earning revenue right away!

To register as a Boingo Hot Spot Operator (HSO) the interested person needs to purchase a Boingo "Hot Spot in a Box" for US$695 (a Colubris CN3000 pre-configured with Boingo's system communication tools for billing).

Then configure the "Hot Spot in a Box" with the Boingo NOC. This should take less than an hour.

The new location will be listed in the Boingo directory, which is available on their web site and in the Boingo client software that will reside on the laptops and handhelds of mobile users of the system.

You receive a "Hot Spot in a Box" marketing kit. This kit will include information and tool to help sell access, including brochures explaining the service and technology, table tents promoting the service as well as Boingo stickers and CDs.

Boingo will pay the new provider:

  • Access Fees. Boingo will pay US$1.00 every time a Boingo Member connects to one of these Hot Spots. Each connection will be good for up to a 24 hour session in a given location, which matches Boingo's retail pricing structure.
  • Sign-up Bounties. Boingo will pay US$20 every time a provider signs up a Boingo monthly subscriber who remains a member for 60 days. Boingo will track sign-ups with a sales channel code.

    Things needed to get started

  • DSL, cable, or T1 connectivity
  • A static IP address
  • A laptop or desktop with an 802.11b PCMCIA card or a built in 802.11b radio
  • Colubris CN3000 (the hotspot box)

    I really want to know if this business model works. I mean, paying for every connection (24 hours block) and $20 for new users... I know Boingo is now in a deal with T-Mobile, so this should support some of this model. I see Boing in between small providers and AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile. Let's what happens next!


  • More information: http://www.boingo.com/hso/hsiab.html...
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