Canadian “mom & pop” ISPs go wireless

While high-speed wireless access in Toronto might not be so great now (Clark Hornbell claims that we’re leaps and bounds ahead of Vancouver, however.) it seems like it could quickly get better. The rumours of the death of “mom and pop” ISPs have been greatly exaggerated. Unable to afford the cost of competing with the big boys in the cable and ADSL space, independent Canadian ISPs are tackling the wireless market. Some of the Toronto-area players include WorldWithoutWire and Storm Internet Services. The prices are reasonable, too: $40/mo for personal use, although you’ll need a $400 antenna. If you could share your wireless access between your home computer and your wireless PDA, that would be great. I won’t hold my breath, however.

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