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Cellular show in Orlando to offer Wi-Fi network | Computerworld News & Features Story -- "Tom Wheeler, president and CEO of the CTIA, said in a statement that the decision to offer Wi-Fi access at the cellular show marks 'a leap in to the next era of wireless,' adding that 'there is a great, synergistic opportunity for Wi-Fi and existing wireless carriers to work together to build a seamless national network that will bring consumers into the next era of the wireless Internet.'"

If only! I'm a little skeptical about this, though at least some of the major domestic carriers (Voicestream, Sprint) have made investments in Wi-Fi service providers and are more likely to try integrate rather than obliterate.

If the two can be successfully married, one can imagine "always-on" wireless Internet to laptops, PDAs, cellphones and (probably) other Internet appliances.

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