GOOD for America: Open WiFi Networks GOOD for America: Open WiFi Networks
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GOOD for America: Open WiFi Networks

by Andrew Price

May 26, 2011

GOOD staffers are regular guests on The Dylan Ratigan Show on MSNBC for a segment called "GOOD for America." See more clips here.

GOOD's Senior Editor Cord Jefferson recently argued that Americans should open their WiFi networks to their neighbors, which would save time, money, and lots of plastic routers. Yesterday, he went on The Dylan Ratigan Show on MSNBC to advance the idea and was joined by Peter Eckersley of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. While Matt Miller, who was filling in for Dylan Ratigan, raised a few concerns about the legal mix-ups a shared WiFi network can lead to, they all ended up agreeing, more or less. Great. Let's do it.

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By the way, how crazy is that statistic that 40 percent of people would rather give out their house keys than their wireless network password? That can't be right, can it? Maybe a lot of people just don't know what a WiFi password is.

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