Someone who still doesn't get that muni-WiFi is dead »www.muniwireless.com/2008/05/16/···e-model/
Sadly, the mainstream press continue to demonstrate a remarkable ignorance by tagging this failure as a failure of municipal wireless the reality is, the Philadelphia model is a corporate franchise granted to EarthLink much of the problem stems from the fact that the municipality has no control or ownership over the network and EarthLink has demonstrated no accountability to the local community.Her solution - stick it to the taxpayers.
Hey, that way, whether muni-fi has any customers or not, at least the government drones get to suck down political patronage jobs at taxpayer expense - not to mention high paid consultants trying to peddle this white elephant.
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Re: Someone who still doesn't get that muni-WiFi is dead "Reliable and available" seems to be a big part of the problem.
It sounds good in theory, but when a large percentage of the projects seem to be failed or on the verge of failing I don't see why any more money should be poured into it.
| |said by PhoenixDown:Fresh Meadows isn't "middle of NYC", its a suburb but still in the borders.
How in the world can it fail?
I live in the middle of NYC and the ONLY option I have for high speed internet is Cable and their service sucks. I'd switch to wifi in a minute if it were reliable and available. I know others feel the same way. Toss in IP-TV and we'd have a real winner.
IPTV over muni wifi is a joke unless Youtube quality is what you want.
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Re: Someone who still doesn't get that muni-WiFi is dead
said by hottboiinnc:About $220K of taxpayer money was thrown at this boondoggle so far, and that's over the table spending. Given the way we'd see things go down as described in the local news when we lived near there, I have a feeling a lot more than this was spent.
Yep. They should since we all know Philly spent thousands of dollars on building that network. /sarcasm
Even if $220K could pay the salaries of 3 or 4 cops, it would have been a better use of that money, especially with crime in Philadelphia the way it is.
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