Wednesday, December 07, 2005

MuniWifi Madness!

Sunnyvale CA and MetroFi have launched a advertising supported, free Wifi service.

"We're proud to be the first city in the United States to implement free advertising-sponsored Wi-Fi service for the benefit of residents and local businesses," said Otto Lee, vice-mayor of Sunnyvale. "We think it's fitting that one of the major cities in the Silicon Valley, home to headquarters of leading high-tech companies, be the first to get advertiser-sponsored service off the ground."

It seems like the genie is out of the bottle on this one and that no matter who fights it, cities are begining to see MuniWifi as a service they need to provide. It will probably compete with other wireless broadband services that are still going to be very expensive for unlimited plans.


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