Looks like we're going to have to continue paying through the nose at airports or squished into cafes where the owners don't want us. Wired says:Earthlink's restructuring announcement, along with the company's planned elimination of 900 jobs, seems to confirm its attempts at becoming an integrated service provider have failed. Yesterday's news also calls into question the ultimate fate of already struggling municipal Wi-Fi projects in San Francisco and other cities.While there was no specific mention of such projects in Tuesday's announcement, according to a filing registered at the SEC on Aug. 28, Earthlink will in fact be letting go of Don Berryman.

Wired's Epicenter blog thinks that the concept of free WiFi for the masses has taken a step back after postponement of the San Francisco WiFi project. Looks like we're going to have to continue paying through the nose at airports or squished into cafes where the owners don't want us. Wired says:

Earthlink's restructuring announcement, along with the company's planned elimination of 900 jobs, seems to confirm its attempts at becoming an integrated service provider have failed. Yesterday's news also calls into question the ultimate fate of already struggling municipal Wi-Fi projects in San Francisco and other cities. While there was no specific mention of such projects in Tuesday's announcement, according to a filing registered at the SEC on Aug. 28, Earthlink will in fact be letting go of Don Berryman.

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