March 23, 2005

Addison Lights Up

Addison, Texas announced today that it will create a city-wide wireless hot spot.

In what may be a first for a Texas municipality, the entire town of Addison will soon become a Wi-Fi "hotspot," giving residents and workers there wireless access to high-speed Internet service.

In an unusual move, Addison sought out companies to provide wireless service, then picked Plano-based RedMoon Inc. to build and operate the system. Addison will receive a portion of subscriber revenues and a number of free subscriptions for municipal use.

How ironic this plan would be announced on the day the Texas legislature would consider outlawing networks such as this.

Read the complete article over at the Dallas Morning News (registration required).

Posted by chip at March 23, 2005 02:22 PM