Whatever Happened To….. City Wide WiFi

Whatever Happened To….. City Wide WiFi

Business Week have an article that looks into the reasons why we still don't have municipal WiFi and apparently it's all our fault:The static crackling around municipal wireless networks is getting worse.San Francisco Wi-Fi, perhaps the highest-profile project among the hundreds announced over the past few years, is in limbo.... The network build-out in Philadelphia, the trailblazer among major cities embracing wireless as a vital new form of municipal infrastructure, is progressing slower than expected.These potholes in the nation's wireless rollout of civic ambition—criticized by many as an improper use of tax dollars—are hardly the exception.

Piers Fawkes, PSFK
  • 16 august 2007

We’ve been writing excitedly about the WiFication of our cities since we painted this website purple but apart from the odd strip of river, we seem to be still forced to sit in cafes often having to pay ridiculous prices on WiFi airtime. Business Week have an article that looks into the reasons why we still don’t have municipal WiFi and apparently it’s all our fault:

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