reply to howrman
Re: 4 years late, and nothing to show for it! Why not get an IT guy that knows what he's doing, then buy bandwidth from a Tier I provider, maybe a have a rudundant backup by another Tier I provider....then you've cut out the middleman(Earthlink)...then maybe you'll have a workable WiFi system on a municipal basis. As the previous post said "The network is up and running and it's about 70% complete". So why do you need Earthlink ??
Oversubscribtion cough cough. Tier 1 bandwidth is 20-60 a mbit per month. Wanna pay? Bandwidth is a rip off these days, Tier 1s charge as much as they can because they know they are valuable.