Just got a great link from Andy’s blog, relating to a global shared WiFi community. Here’s the details:
FON is a Global Community of people who share WiFi. Share your WiFi broadband access at home/work and enjoy WiFi all over the world! FON: small cost, great benefit!
To become a Fonero, all you need to do is register with us on our website, have broadband connection, and download the FON Software onto your WiFi router. It’s that simple. Just share your connection and the rest of the Community shares back with you. Join FON and enjoy connecting from anywhere within the WiFi World. (from What is FON | FON)
Looks like a great idea, the only downside at this point in time is that you need a specific router to be able to join the game (Currently, FON works on Linksys WRT54G/GS/GL versions 1x to 4x). Will be a great one to keep an eye on and see how it grows. Would be interesting to pioneer something like this in the Isle of Man.