Telecoms Waking Up to Wi-Fi. Verizon Communications on Wednesday became the second Web service provider to sell wireless home networking equipment directly to subscribers.
Six million to 8 million U.S. homes have installed home networks that use Wi-Fi, a technology that allows devices located within a 300 foot radius to communicate without wires. Verizon is looking to cash in on a boom in Wi-Fi networks, expected to triple in number by 2006. [Smart Mobs]