The Movimiento Fon started in Spain but quickly spread to Sweden. The first appearance of Fon on a world wide basis was in Stockholm last november at SIME, one of the best internet conferences I have ever attended organized by my dear friend Ola Ahlvarsson. Why Sweden? Because Sweden is one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world, a country of early adopters. My thinking was that if we could make it in Sweden we would eventually make it everywhere. And after the Stockholm launch we were able to attract the attention of Skype (of Swedish origin) and Google and end up with these two amazing internet firms as partners in Fon. Five months later I am going back to Stockholm to attend a fonero party. I hear that over 600 foneros will be there. Should be a lot of fun. We are now 31,000 foneros world wide and are present in over 140 countries.

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manu_drac on April 19, 2006  · 

And active Foneros? How many? 1000? 2000? Its interesting this value for us, active foneros, to view where we can free connect.

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Fabian on April 20, 2006  · 

Hey…I’ll be in Stockholm from Sunday for a week.
You’ll be probably busy, but you never know. Let me know if you don’t have anybody to have a coffee with. 🙂

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Andreas Ehn on April 21, 2006  · 

I blogged about the event. Thanks for the router! I’ll be installing it shortly.

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Fredrik on April 21, 2006  · 

Hey, thanks for the nice chat after the press conference and for showing the spectacular (and funny) pictures from the Google head quarters on your laptop tonight (thursday). It will be very interesting following the development of FON in Sweden and also see how the market reacts. The ISP’s seems to be well on the train once realizing the profitable concept of the 50/50 deal.
The best

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Stefan Engeseth on April 22, 2006  · 

Thanks for a great evening in Stockholm.
Did write about it here:

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