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NY Times Article About Muni Wireless

NY Times Article About Muni Wireless

  • Posted on: 24 March 2008
  • By: Susan

Claire sent this article to me this morning about internet service providers around the country pulling out of their municipal wi-fi agreements:
Click here to see the article

The line that made the biggest impression on me was "But soon it became clear that dependable reception required more routers than initially predicted, which drastically raised the cost of building the networks."

In our pilot, it was also clear that many more routers were needed to ensure that the mesh network would function well - so, I think giving out a node to each participant is really critical. (If you missed the meeting last week - the report is that almost all of the pilot participants are getting internet access!)