March 17, 2006

Austin announces Outdoor Wireless Mesh Project

Austin is currently one of the most unwired cities in the nation, achieved through a tapestry of hotspots. These numerous small zones, from city parks to cafes, make Wi-Fi access nearly ubiquitous.

This week, the City announce a plan to deploy large, wireless meshes to blanket parts of the city. The "Outdoor Wireless Mesh Project" would offer free access to the public.

Cisco Systems is donating the equipment. The network will be built in time for the upcoming World Congress on Information Technology. Afterwards, the City will manage the network.

For more information, see the press release and article in the Austin American-Statesman.

Posted by chip at March 17, 2006 01:11 PM | TrackBack
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