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Re: Guest wireless restrictions
From: "Palmer, Kevin J." <kpalmer () CCIS EDU>
Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2013 18:57:59 +0000

  I would suspect the the Starbucks and McD's of the world pay for that access/bandwidth on the back end... So, is it 
worth it the increase in cost simply for guest access?
Best regards,
Kev

Kevin Palmer
CIO - Columbia College

On Apr 29, 2013, at 11:51 AM, "Eric C. Lukens" <eric.lukens () UNI EDU> wrote:

Doesn't Starbucks and McDonalds outsource wifi to AT&T, which probably is fully CALEA-complaint? That's a good way to 
manage risk, transfer it to an external entity.

-Eric

Ken Connelly wrote:
On 4/29/13 1:32 PM, Dewitt Latimer wrote:
I must admit, we're probably somewhat of an outlier when we decided to
throw caution (and CALEA) into the wind last year when we opened up
guest wireless for unauthenticated access. 

1 year later, we've had no legal issues or abuse and our support calls
have gone down considerably. Yes, I know it's probably just a matter of
time, but in the mean time....we're clearly reaping the benefits. 

Does anyone know how the Starbucks and McDonalds of the world manage the
risk associated with their open networks?

Risk?  What risk?

;-)



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