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The city of Philadelphia has unveiled a plan to transform its streets and neighborhoods into a gigantic wireless Internet hotspot. If approved the project will offer low-cost wireless broadband access...

The city of Philadelphia has unveiled a plan to transform its streets and neighborhoods into a gigantic wireless Internet hotspot. If approved the project will offer low-cost wireless broadband access throughout the city’s 135-square-mile area.

According to CNET,the project highlights the growing trend among cities big and small to build out their own broadband access networks; claiming their cable and local phone companies were dragging their heels.

Wireless PhiladelphiaCNET News<via SmartMobs>

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