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Old 04-06-2008, 10:18 PM
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Default Re: Hey, Oxford/Vic--WiFi everywhere? Say again?

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"Elmo P. Shagnasty" wrote:

> Hey, Oxford/Vic--what was that you were saying about WiFi is everywhere,
> therefore there's no need to use cellular for internet access?
> Everywhere, right? That's what you said, right? I thought so.
> - - -
> Boston comes up short in Wi-Fi effort
> Funding slow; plans for wide reach delayed
> By Robert Weisman, Globe Staff | April 4, 2008
> The Boston Globe
> Boston's ambitious push to provide citywide wireless Internet access
> is faltering: Fund-raising is millions of dollars short, the
> volunteer heading the project may step down, and plans for universal
> coverage are being scaled back and delayed.
> The group leading the effort acknowledges that it has raised only
> "hundreds of thousands" of dollars instead of the nearly $15 million
> it sought. And unlike its initial pilot project, which blankets the
> Grove Hall neighborhood, the next phase will target only portions of
> the Fenway and Mission Hill.
> City leaders insisted they aren't backing away from their ultimate
> goal of Wi-Fi in every corner of Boston. Instead, they said, they're
> adjusting their expectations and abandoning their original timetable
> - which promised citywide access by 2008 - to refocus on a series of
> neighborhood "bubbles" that test technology and business models.
> ...
> http://www.boston.com/business/techn...04/boston_come
> s_up_short_in_wi_fi_effort/

Who goes to Boston? ;-)

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