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While some cities are trying to provide umbrella coverage of wireless broadband through building broadcast towers, Meraki is hoping residents will buy a $50 plug devices and build a shareable wireless network around their house. If aim is that if enough homes do this, a city wide network could be delivered.

The New York Times has an interesting article that spotlights a company called Meraki Networks that’s driving the spread of city wide WiFi networks home by home rather than tower by tower. While some cities are trying to provide umbrella coverage of wireless broadband through building broadcast towers, Meraki is hoping residents will buy a $50 plug devices and build a shareable wireless network around their house. If aim is that if enough homes do this, a city wide network could be delivered.

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