Spring Wireless Internet Service
Silver Spring Wireless
Fidelity (SS Wi-Fi) has been developed to offer free wireless Internet
any citizen willing and able to light up a laptop equipped with an IEEE
or 11g wireless adapter. Wireless equipped laptops will be
able to detect
and connect to the Internet via active Hotspot access points in the
Silver Spring area. The expected usage range from an access point is
in the urban area. The Silver Spring Wireless Fidelity
demonstration is a public/private effort between Montgomery County
(MCG) and Atlantech Online Inc. (AOI). The Montgomery County
has deployed the wireless network services. Atlantech Online Inc. has
the Internet Service Provider (ISP) facilities. Webpage-based
will be made available over the wireless net as well as within the MCG
Atlantech Online (AOI) home pages.
will be available FREE 24 hours a day, seven (7) days a week. There
will be no
preauthorization (or approval) requirements, and no guarantee of
privacy, or reliability. There is an acceptable use policy statement
acceptance of these terms will be required prior to using the
connection for Internet
activity. Users will be advised of standard Internet
User Policy. The free service
has no Help Desk or customer
service support and is being offered on a voluntary basis. The lack of
and reliability must be noted.
Silver Spring Wi-Fi Welcome page will greet users as they acquire
Internet access. The Welcome page summarizes services available and
link keys to the SS Wi-Fi Internet
User Policy, Setup
Silver Spring web pages.
There will be linkage
opportunity to Atlantech
Online Inc, and Montgomery
County Government home pages.
Figure 1 illustrates the targeted
region of coverage in
Downtown Silver Spring. The network is designed to operate
level along the roads and streets within the SS Wi-Fi service area.
Wireless Internet Access
users are invited to visit the SS Wi-Fi
be advised that:
- SS Wi-Fi, and its
sponsors, are not responsible for insuring the privacy of
information you transfer over the network. Virus and security
protection is the user’s responsibility.
- SS Wi-Fi assumes no
responsibility for damage, theft, or loss of a user’s
equipment, software, data files or other personal property brought into
Silver Spring or used on the wireless facilities.
- There is no Help Desk or
supporting staff available to provide technical assistance.
- There is no guarantee
that you will have wireless access at any location at any specific time
or with any specific equipment. Service disruptions may occur, and some
equipment may not be compatible.
- SS Wi-Fi does not guarantee
that you will have access to every Internet site using the connection.
- Services are limited to
the following IP Protocols:
- POP3 (no
other protocols will work, including SMTP.