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Wireless Grids or Personal Infrastructure: Policy Implications of an Emergent Open Standard

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Executive Summary

A wireless grid is characterized by the ad-hoc dynamic sharing of physical and virtual resources among heterogeneous devices. This paper reviews wireless grids standards development, in which the authors are engaged, and draws policy lessons from the emergent phenomenon to consider if they apply more generally for open Internet-driven innovation systems. Implications of wireless grids for open communications policy, whose need has become more obvious with the failure of the 'Network Neutrality' attempted patch to the1996 Telecommunications Act, is discussed briefly in the conclusion to the paper.

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