Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Digital city?

Apparently, Philadelphia has come up with a rather interesting way of providing high-speed internet access not only just about everywhere within the city limits, but particularly expanding coverage to poorer neighborhoods, which often lack high-speed access. According to an article this morning from AP, Philly is considering turning the entire city into a wireless hotspot, with hundreds or thousands of transmitters broadcasting from lamposts and whatnot - all for a cost of only about $10 million. And even better...they may be able to provide the service for either free, or at a fraction of the cost of major DSL or cable providers.

If the plan goes ahead into production, I might actually have to formally retract some of the awful things I've said about that city over the years.

2 Comments:

At 10:05 AM, Blogger The Malcontent said...

If they pull it off, I might move there. Plus, cheesesteaks.

 
At 11:04 AM, Blogger Banjax said...

Mmmmmm....cheesesteaks...

 

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