As of today, metro Atlanta has become America's largest wireless hotspot, that's 1200 square miles of seamless internet access at speeds every bit as fast as DSL.
Thanks to a company called Clear, who has been working on the installation for over two years, you can now have high speed internet access in virtually any location around Atlanta.
It does come at a price, starting at $10 a day to $50 a month. Since I've been having connection problems with the aircard on my laptop, I decided to try the one day plan just as a comparison. So far, no issues and the speed is much faster than what I normally get on my 3G card. Of course, I've only been trying it now for less than a day and stayed in the northern suburbs of Atlanta, but everywhere that I've been I have had full access to the internet and to my email.
You can visit Clear's website for more details and for a coverage area map.
This is reminiscent of the mid eighties and the growth of cellular service, maybe one day wireless internet service will be as available as wireless phone service is today.