Municipal wi-fi revisited

Back in October 2005, we took a look at the emergence and future of municipal wi-fi. There’s been progress, but that progress is still being hampered by, not surprisingly, viable revenue models. In our last visit to the topic, discussions were in place for setting up a wi-fi WAN in Philadelphia. That was more than 18 months ago and it still hasn’t been rolled out yet. In this InformationWeek article, more details are provided about the Philadelphia network, which is now set to come on line later this year. For more info on some of the stumbling blocks in the municipal wi-fi vision, see the article Muni Wi-Fi: Next Big Thing–Or Next Tech Boondoggle?

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