Doctorow, Cory, and Charles Stross. "Unwirer"
Divergence: 1995 CE
What if: MPAA-backed copyright enforcement in the NII Copyright Protection Act became law, crippling the Internet as we know it, but wireless networking caught on along America's borders.
Published: In ReVisions (eds. Julie E. Czernada and Isaac Szpindel), q.v. and Wireless, Ace 2009 (0441017193BUY)
— The story originally appeared in installments in mid 2003 as a work in progress posted to a blog, including alternative material subsequently rewritten or edited out.
Web link: Unwirer blog