MetroFi Shuttering Citywide Wi-Fi Networks
Still looking for buyers ahead of June 20 D-day....
by Karl Bode 11:39AM Wednesday Jun 11 2008 Tipped by Jon MetroFi
found that ad-driven free citywide Wi-Fi wasn't profitable, so they're shuttering deployed networks. The company has told the majority of the nine towns and cities they service (including California
) that they're shutting down the networks on June 20. From the California report, it appears that MetroFi's selling the networks for about $150 per node, if anybody's interested. "The angel lady will be happy," jokes article submittor Jon, in reference to one Illinois woman
who is both an angel guidance consultant and warrior against the unproven health hazards of Wi-Fi. Portland's network is also on the market
if you're interested in acquiring an unprofitable business.