To the best of our knowledge, Choice is the world's first Wi-Fi based public-area hot-spot network. It is also the worl's first dumb AP, smart switch wireless LAN architecture. Choice's unique edge-server based architecture includes support for network discovery, global authentication, user mobility, differentiated services, first-hop security, and location/context services. The underlying techniques became the basis of many commercially deployed hot-spot and enterprise networks.
- Paramvir Bahl and Allen Miu, The CHOICE Network: Dynamic Host Configuration for Managing Mobility Between Public and Private Networks, no. MSR-TR-2000-85, August 2000.
- Paramvir Bahl, Anand Balachandran, and Srinivasan Venkatachary, The CHOICE Network: Broadband Wireless Internet Access in Public Places, no. MSR-TR-2000-21, February 2000.