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citywide wi-fi


Google Fiber prompts Time Warner to offer free Austin Wi-Fi

Time Warner Cable steps up its Austin Wi-Fi hot spot plan after Google announced it would be bringing its superfast Internet service to the Texas capital.

By April 25, 2013


Silicon Valley city offers free Wi-Fi via smart meters

Santa Clara is the first U.S. city to take high-tech advantage of the conversion from electric meters to smart meters to give free outdoor Wi-Fi to all of its residents.

By March 27, 2013


Busting wireless bottlenecks with Wi-Fi

Wireless operators are turning to Wi-Fi hot spots as they try to alleviate bottlenecks on their networks.

By February 24, 2011


Was EarthLink's failed citywide Wi-Fi a blessing in disguise?

Wireless Philadelphia, the nonprofit charged with providing broadband bundles to low-income families in Philadelphia, may be better off in the long run without EarthLink.

By September 5, 2008


New business models for citywide Wi-Fi

Minneapolis is about to complete its network and its business model which includes business and residential customers could be the model going forward.

By March 17, 2008


What’s Google really up to in wireless? Might not be what you think.

[commentary] Rumors are flying that Google wants to resell Verizon or Sprint wireless service, but CNET’s Maggie Reardon throws cold water on that theory and comes up with her own ideas.

By April 5, 2014


EarthLink's citywide Wi-Fi biz for sale

The Internet service provider is hoping to find a buyer for its drastically scaled back--and doomed?--municipal Wi-Fi business, the CEO announces.

By February 8, 2008


Verizon changes tune on Wi-Fi

After years of downplaying Wi-Fi use outside the home, Verizon has partnered with Boingo to offer free Wi-Fi access to its high-speed broadband customers on the go.

By July 27, 2009


Missed connections: Limbo in high tech's culture clash

The term "Google bus" has come to symbolize very real tensions between tech companies and the communities they call home. Here's a look below the surface.

By February 8, 2014


How to find truly free wireless access

Gaps in free wireless Internet access are slowly being filled in by public and private organizations, as well as by ad hoc groups of wireless-network users offering a portion of their bandwidth to the public.

By March 27, 2013