|This is Clarence, a 4G Hotspot homeless participant who provides Internet access - for a fee, of course.|
For the cost of $2 per 15 minutes conference attendees gained Internet access as they stood beside a homeless person with MiFi devices connected to the Internet via the 4G phone network.
|MiFi device (pictured) which connect to the Internet via the 4G phone network |
and offer web access via a wi-fi network.
"Obviously, there’s an insane amount of chatter about this, which although certainly villianises us, in many ways is very good for the homeless people we’re trying to help", said one BBH spokesperson.
Adding, "Homeless Hotspots is a charitable innovation initiative - it attempts to modernize the Street Newspaper model employed to support homeless populations."
So, we're asking you. Are Homeless Hotspots exploiting, or helping, homeless people?
Have you a better idea?