Houston WiFi

 
Houston has released a draft for city-wide WiFi according to Save Muni Wireless. Here are some interesting details from the blog entry:
 
The City’s vision is to apply ubiquitous, low-cost wireless Internet access as a foundation for the City of Houston to become the most efficient, effective and responsive city government in the nation—while stimulating economic development and promoting digital inclusion for low-income and disadvantaged residents.
 
One remarkable part of this proposal is that it explicitly embraces the concept of "net neutrality". The City will require that the operator open up the network to wholesale service, which would allow any ISP to participate. Chalk that up to another exciting innovation that’s being driven by muni networks.
 
It would seem that in the long run, service providers will see more and more competition from the cities.

  • markron4
    September 7, 2009 at 12:46 am

    ya this is very good for the small business and their implementation
    Houston Voip
    http://www.actcabling.com
    Thanks for sharing with us…

  • wimax houston
    March 19, 2010 at 9:29 am

    the sweet, sweet WiMax salvation we’ve all been crying for is about to spread even further across the country…can’t wait for it..

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