Philly Facts on MuniWiFi
The city of Philadelphia reaches agreement with Earthlink for municipal WiFi.
What’s interesting about this initiative is that so many cable companies, phone companies and ISPs made such a big stink with the state legislature, the FCC and every government or political power in between. The deal with Earthlink is to build and operate a 135-sq mile WiFi network. The city leases space on the top of light standards for 10 years. Earthlink will work with ‘Wireless Philadelphia’ to charge $9/mo wholesale fee to ISPs providing service. Users are charged <$20/mo for the service.
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