I’ve been meaning to write a post on Mifi since last month’s Task Force meeting. I’m not much of a gadget gal but I fell in love with Mifi in Grand Rapids.

In Grand Rapids, the Task Force met in a hotel where I had no cell phone access and very, very limited broadband. You know the kind of broadband where you can see that you have 70 email messages but you can’t open any of them. The kind of broadband that’s most frustrating than nothing. The kind of broadband we’re all working to improve?!

Well Task Force member Karen Smith saw my frustration and took pity on me. She shared her Mifi network. Here’s the description from the literature:

The Mifi 2200 lets customers create a personal Wi-Fi cloud capable of delivering the reliability and high-speed Internet connectivity of the Verizon Wireless network, anywhere within the Verizon Wireless Mobile broadband coverage area that can be shared with up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices.

The gadget is $100 (after a mail-in rebate). The monthly service is $40 for 250MB allowance; $60 for 5 GB allowance.

So there you go. It’s a little like a commercial – but unsolicited.

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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (blandinonbroadband.org), hosts a radio show on MN music (mostlyminnesota.com), supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota (elimstrongtowershelters.org) and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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