Philly Wi-Fi Network Use Skyrockets
Who knew that people prefer free services?
After Earthlink pulled out of the muni-fi business, the company couldn't find anyone to buy their network in Philadelphia. Just as it appeared the project would be shuttered, several local investors stepped in and purchased the network. They've since been offering free access, so not surprisingly the network's daily user base has jumped from 6,000 (while it was a pay service from Earthlink) to 17,000
now that access is free. The new owners hope to actually make something called "money" by offering higher grade wired/wireless service to local businesses, hospitals and universities.