Orlando, Fla., Wi-Fi on Hold

Expense, low usage cited as city explores alternatives

by / June 23, 2005
The Orlando Sentinel reported Tuesday that the city's free downtown Wi-Fi service will be put on hold, citing low usage in the coverage area -- only about 27 people per day -- and the $1,800 monthly cost of the system. The story said that alternatives are being explored, including covering high-rise buildings and finding a way to offset the expense.
Wayne Hanson

Wayne E. Hanson served as a writer and editor with e.Republic from 1989 to 2013, having worked for several business units including Government Technology magazine, the Center for Digital Government, Governing, and Digital Communities. Hanson was a juror from 1999 to 2004 with the Stockholm Challenge and Global Junior Challenge competitions in information technology and education.

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