Turning the homeless into 4G hotspots

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Discussion:  Homeless residents of Austin, TX, have been turned into mobile hotspots.  In a combination marketing stunt and charitable event, homeless participants were given a Verizon MiFi 4G hotspot for South by Southwest participants to use.  Access is pay what-you-want, though $2 per 15 minutes is the suggested donation.  Not only does the project offer… Read more »