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Supporters of municipal wireless networks say they?re a vital solution to many locations? last-mile broadband problems. But current providers, who depend on broadband revenue to make up for declining income in the voice market, see these networks as a threat. In the US, incumbent telecommunications providers are attempting to block public-sector broadband networks of any kind by influencing state legislatures to pass laws banning them.
Municipal networks, wireless access, 802.11
Greg Goth, "Municipal Wireless Networks Open New Access and Old Debates", IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 9, no. , pp. 8-11, May/June 2005, doi:10.1109/MIC.2005.62
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