Archive for January, 2010

Philly Wireless – Third Times the Charm

An article posted on
Muniwireless – December 21 2009
Written By: Craig Settles

Last week Philadelphia announced it hopes to buy the wireless network from a group of local investors who bought it from EarthLink about a year ago. This on the same day the Feds announced the first batch of stimulus grant winners. READ MORE

Philadelphia Plans to Buy Its Wi-Fi Network

An article posted in
PC WORLD – December, 18, 2009
written by: Stephen Lawson, IDG News Service

The city of Philadelphia plans to buy a controversial Wi-Fi network that was built by EarthLink in 2006 but sold only two years later as the struggling ISP pulled out of the municipal wireless business. READ MORE

Philadelphia Acquires Wi-Fi Network for Public Safety

An article posted on
RadioResource Media Group – December, 22, 2009

The network was initially installed by EarthLink but was never fully deployed. READ MORE

Philadelphia hasn’t given up on citywide wi-fi

Radio interview – WHYY News – December 17, 2009
By: Tom MacDonald

The city of Philadelphia is purchasing the wireless internet system installed by Earthlink as part of a new wireless Philadelphia project. READ MORE

Philadelphia Buys Earthlink’s Failed Municipal Wi-Fi Network

An article posted on
Digital Trends – December 18, 2009
Written by Geoff Duncan

Philadelphia has struck a deal to buy the Wi-Fi network Earthlink built for the city for $2…and puts itself on the hook for up to $17 million in the next few years. READ MORE