The Problems With Citywide Wireless

Municiple WiFi seems to have a problem. Millions are spent to set it up, but no one wants to pay to use it. This is the problem faced by some municipal and city-wide network installations. The solution seems to be with third party partnerships that allow for advertising and pay-for-higher-speeds plans, as is the case with the Google-Earthlink proposal in San Francisco. Privacy and security are also becoming big factors in the municipal and city-wide WiFi field, with the EFF and EPIC stepping up with proposals for how to run such systems and maintain user privacy.
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