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Wi-Fi service theft in U.S. growing concern for broadband service providers

News | 09/03/2002 4:00 am EDT

Internet service theft is a growing concern in the United States as more people use a popular wireless access technology to share their Internet service with neighbours, friends and even strangers. Not only is the increased use of 802.11b, or Wi-Fi, technology worrying broadband providers like AT&T Corp. and AOL Time Warner, copyright content owners are concerned that these same people are infringing on their content.

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