In California, to get an escape from the busy lives, people go to many of the wonderful State Parks for hiking, biking or camping. But what if someone wants to file his tax while he is in a state park ? Don’t worry, the State of California has signed a deal with SBC to provide wireless Internet access from areas that were till now called “wilderness”
The Internet access – provided through Wi-Fi technology – will be available mostly in central spots in the parks. The first access point became operational in a state park in San Diego last week; the other access points will be in place by May, in time for the summer camping, hiking and e-mailing season.
“If you wanted to, you could file your taxes from the beach,” said Clark Keslo, the chief information officer for the state of California. But he added, “I don’t recommend it. [Wireless Deal for California Parks]
Right now if I step out of my home, I can get a Wi-Fi connection from McDonalds, Starbucks or even the local public library. Even some local mom and pop cafes are offering Wi-Fi. The City of Cerritos is planning for a citywide Wi-Fi access. Soon, wherever you are in California, you should be able to receive all your important mails like
I am Mariam Abacha, widow to the former military head of state,late general Sani Abacha, who died suddenly as a result of cardiac arrest.
One early morning, I was called by my late husband General Sani Abacha who at that time was the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces and the Head of State of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, he took me around the apartment and showed me three metal boxes of money all in foreign currency.
My husband told me he was to use the money for the settlement of his personal royal guards on his self-succession bid and campaings.
Upon his tragic and unexpected death, the new civilian government has insisted on probing my family’s financial resources and has gazettedall our properties. Also, they recently seized all the family known funds abroad with the assistance of the British Government. It is only this money US$60,000,000.00 (sixty million us dollars only) he deposited with the security company vault at Togo (Lome) that they cannot trace because the funds were deposited as an (antiquity) African artwork from Nigeria art gallery, the family intends to use this money for investment purpose to enable the family to start life all over again.
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I spent two years working on Wi-Fi protocols. That was nearly two years back. Back then, Wi-Fi was the next big thing. And even now I get a feeling that Wi-Fi is still the next big thing. Security or the lack of it is preventing Wi-Fi from becoming the big thing! Another factor is the fact that giving free Wi-Fi service to patrons is just not a sustainable model for shops or airports, in the long run.
The Mercury News doesn’t seem too happy about the pricing of this service.
But, I agree with you. We go to these places to get away from it all. The last thing we need is more places where our comapnies can get a hold of us. Apaprently the service will be available only around camp sites and not in remote areas.
Karthik, I am a SBC DSL customer and don’t mind that price. But I agree it is so unfavourable to most which means only the corporate customers will be filing taxes from state parks.