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Municipal Wi-Fi: Big Wave or Wipeout?
May/June 2006 (vol. 10 no. 3)
pp. 66-71
James Gibbons, George Mason University
Steve Ruth, George Mason University
Deployment of wireless services to cities and towns has become a topic of considerable controversy. At the center of the debate is the decision by municipalities to offer low-cost service to citizens who would normally be excluded from the Internet. This "digital divide" justification often pits large cities against incumbent telecommunications providers. Legislation at the national and state levels has been somewhat favorable to the providers so far, but this bias might be shifting as more large providers join, rather than oppose, municipal wireless projects.
Index Terms:
municipal Wi-Fi, wireless services
Citation:
James Gibbons, Steve Ruth, "Municipal Wi-Fi: Big Wave or Wipeout?," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 66-71, May-June 2006, doi:10.1109/MIC.2006.60
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