Monday, September 3, 2007

Municipal WiFI

One of the ventures that I've been watching with great interest is the municipal wi-fi initiatives to bring wireless internet access to communities around the globe. I see this as important step in bridging the digital access gap that exists between haves and have nots.

Late last week there was a brief story on the AP wire service regarding the problems at Earthlink, one of the companies that has taken on the municipal wi-fi ventures in larger metropolitan areas in the US. That article has generated a wide range of comments asking whether the municipal wi-fi initiatives are feasible. See for example the short article from Wireless Week at This will be an interesting topic to watch in the coming months. Lois

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