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Municipal Broadband Map
Fiber, Wi-Fi projects and bans
by Karl Bode 09:13AM Monday May 02 2005
CNET has developed a map that offers a breakdown of muni-projects. The map shows, state for state, which have or are developing fiber or Wi-Fi projects, and which states are facing (existing or pending) legal barriers to doing business. The Map is part of a longer piece on the country's growing debate over municipal broadband.

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navalpatel

join:2003-07-28
Richardson, TX

Draw the line.

Its accuracy comes into question. When I looked up my state, city, I saw that it listed a working municipal wireless network. The only wireless network in the city is for police officers and it uses NexGen wireless equipment. Just FYI for those in the dark about their city's deployments.

flarn
No Logic Left

join:2001-02-10
North Richland Hills, TX

Re: Draw the line.

That's using the grey things hanging or on top of the street lights, correct?

Or is that just for the cameras going up all over the metroplex? Why are people pissed about our cameras to get you when you run a light but not the traffic cameras going up on most intersections?
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darthur2000

join:2002-01-02
Boston, MA

Inaccurate Data

The information used appears to be incomplete since the city where I live (Middletown, Connecticut) has had a public wi-fi hotspot downtown for almost a year now (it was launched the middle of May, 2004). I guess maybe CNet is only up to muni wi-fi hotspots that had been rolled out in 2003 and before or they don't count ones that are partnerships between municipalities and local business communities.

Matt3
All noise, no signal.
Premium
join:2003-07-20
Jamestown, NC
kudos:12

Re: Inaccurate Data

said by darthur2000:

The information used appears to be incomplete since the city where I live (Middletown, Connecticut) has had a public wi-fi hotspot downtown for almost a year now (it was launched the middle of May, 2004). I guess maybe CNet is only up to muni wi-fi hotspots that had been rolled out in 2003 and before or they don't count ones that are partnerships between municipalities and local business communities.
They caught ours which was launched in July 2004.

Also, it's not technically a "muni" since it was built with private funds but is free for public use.

pcscdma
hi
Premium
join:2004-01-14
Winterset, IA

bad data

I only know of a public-private partnership that brings paid wi-fi in the Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and a wireless network only the Department of Transportation uses to monitor streetlights and such.
There are also a bunch of communities that already have broadband networks. Only Des Moines is listed.
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Sarge_0321

join:2002-06-27
San Diego, CA

We need more of this..

Why the hell not? Just set up encryption and share enjoy each other's content.

Matt3
All noise, no signal.
Premium
join:2003-07-20
Jamestown, NC
kudos:12

Whoo Hoo!

They correctly listed our wireless network in Greensboro.

quetwo
That VoIP Guy
Premium
join:2004-09-04
East Lansing, MI

Great, but....

It is not accurate because Michigan does have a bill HR 4600 to limit municipal telecommunications.

flarn
No Logic Left

join:2001-02-10
North Richland Hills, TX

So email them about the bad data

Below the map there is a nifty 'Post a Comment' section where you can inform them of bad data. Might do a bit more good than posting it here.
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