Minneapolis Unwired: NY Times Wi-Fi article lists Minneapolis wireless

Cities themselves may be muni Wi-Fi’s savior – New York Times

Timeline:

2005 City municipal Wi-Fi rocks.

2006 City municipal Wi-Fi still rocks. Disputes over public vs. private ownership.

2007 Private ownership winning but now city municipal Wi-Fi itself is a bad idea. it. Business model is flawed and Wi-Max will kill it anyway.

Later this same year… NY Times says city municipal Wi-Fi rocks with the right business model (meaning the city itself needs to anchor)

I’m not sure that the Times realizes we have a subscriber network in addition to our “state-of-the-art” public safety network. It is nice for Minneapolis to finally be mentioned in a municipal Wi-Fi article. Sad to say but it’s probably related to a catastrophic infrastructure failure (bridge collapse) even as we build out a new infrastructure (muni Wi-Fi).

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