Green Talk: Is Wireless Greener?

Green Talk: Is Wireless Greener?

Jun 28, 2007

What is green? We're tired of rehashing the same stories about using less electricity and recycling your old equipment. So recently we got into a discussion with friends about what else we could do to reduce the impact of our home technology. One friend said jokingly, what about wireless? You're not using plastic cables. So, we began to wonder if going completely wireless in our homes is green?

Afterall, it reduces the amount of materials used in our homes. Plus, we're not shipping cables from across the world, therefore utilizing less fossil fuels. But we are still reliant on plastic devices with routers and cable modems. On a larger scale, if we used services like Clearwire or a community wireless network, instead of cable internet or DSL, we wouldn't need the miles of cable in the ground nor boxes in our home. What do you think, is wireless a greener alternative or is it taking the green concept too far?

Thanks DvD for the photo!

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