View Full Version : Philadelphia's Growing Wireless Network

Terry Hanushek
06-17-2007, 06:02 PM
Time for Wi-Fi to sink or sync

By Miriam Hill
Inquirer Staff Writer
17 June 2007

Is Philadelphia about to become a wireless heaven, filled with laptop-wielding residents connecting to the Internet on the cheap from home or around town?

Or is the dream announced almost three years ago by Mayor Street to make Philadelphia a "hot city" just that - a dream whose reality will only disappoint?

We're about to find out.

The City of Philadelphia and EarthLink Inc., the company hired to build the citywide wireless network, recently said testing of a 15-square-mile pilot project had gone well enough that they were forging ahead with plans to expand it over the city's full 135 square miles.

Entire article (http://www.philly.com/philly/business/homepage/20070617_Time_for_Wi-Fi_to_sink_or_sync.html)

The groundbreaking Philadelphia wireless project is about to make a major expansion. An alternative to pricey cable in municipal environments. Interesting.