The Details On Philadelphia Wi-Fi — Looks Like They Did It Right
There was a ton of coverage yesterday on the details behind Philadelphia’s muni-wireless plans, and we’ve been reading through the various articles and announcements, and it certainly looks like Philadelphia’s decisions were well-thought out. They’ve basically recognized that they can use their right-of-way with city-owned property to set up a network that a number of private providers can then use to offer broadband to city residents at a reasonable cost. They’re also not entirely stuck on WiFi, but are willing to look at other technologies and make changes as necessary. Overall, this is exactly the type of muni broadband that makes sense. Hopefully other cities will use it (or something similar) as a model for their own efforts.