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Public WIFI Access in your Town

Chet

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WIFI was rolled out in Milwaukee yesterday. This made local news like it was the biggest thing ever. Thearticle makes WIFI sound revolutionary, yet I seem to recall it being all over Denver when we were there for APA.

What's the status of free / public WIFI in your town?
 

Tranplanner

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I think there may be a couple of privately-run ones around - an ex-girlfriend was involved with a group that had a demo project running in the City Hall cafe. No publicly run ones around that I know of...I think our commuter rail outfit may be looking at it though.
 

SGB

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In this part of rural NY state, we're still trying to get broadband access and reliable cellular coverage county-wide.

Sigh...... {Dreaming of WIFI in the nearby city park......... and a laptop to use it on!}
 

donk

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Not my town, but Fredericton is in the process of rolling it out in the downtown. I heard this on the radio about a month ago. If Fredericton does it, Moncton will follow with a bigger network that they will advertise and promote as the first in the province.
 

MayDay

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It's relatively new to Cleveland but there are three hotspots that I can think of. Two are in the CBD (one in the reading garden at the main library, the other at a coffeeshop near the baseball stadium), and one is in Tremont, a semi-gentrified neighborhood to the south of the CBD.
 

jordanb

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There was a group that tried to do that in Chicago. They even got an alderman interested. They came to a nerd group that I was in to talk about the technical details. The whole project fell apart when we pointed out that they'd need to pay for an uplink onto the internet.

Too bad. They had gotten permission to put a antenna on top of a highrise through the alderman, so they could have covered a ton of ground.
 

Repo Man

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We have a medical office building that is going to have wi-fi. I can't wait to sit in their parking lot and download free porn and illegal mp3s.

Otherwise all the hotspots are in the City of Milwaukee.
 

weezerfan

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I am really happy about the wi-fi in fredericton, the best part about it is that it is 100% free. It would be useless for me during the winter, but when I come back next fall I will be able to chat on the forums from the banks of the saint john river
 
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