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TECH: Should hotspots around Adair catalogued, be in a Directory?

With a digression about Zombie payments

David Simpson of Cafe Columbia, has suggested that public Wi-Fi Hotspots around the county be catalogued and available in a directory. is relatively up to date this morning because of that availability in downtown Columbia; cable internet was down in the early hours of this Thursay morning, August 4, 2011, but thanks to a public internet connect, we were able to do several dozen updates to the site in the middle of the night before checking at 3amCT, when the cable service was working again.

Can't remember who, but someone has suggested that the city, county, Lindsey Wilson College or a utility blanket the Downtown with public Wi-Fi.

Others wonder why the whole of Adair County couldn't be virtually covered with Wi-Fi hotspots. One thing which hasn't worked for us: An AT&T Personal Hotspot. We've found it virtually useless in Adair County, and never worth the money - $40 a month or so - paid for it. Right now, it's one of those Zombie purchases we're paying for but haven't taken the time get AT&T to cut it off - never a simple task.

Along that line, it might be well to proclaim a countywide Zombie account day, when everyone examined those subconsious drains of bank account, those automatic bank withdrawals and credit card charges continuing and no longer needed. We've seen times when the annualized savings were $2400 per year or more. The payment for the useless-to-us AT&T hotspot certainly now falls into - after three months - a Zombie payment - though it's only $480 per year flushed down the drain. - EW

This story was posted on 2011-08-04 05:29:21
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