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More access points for Madison wireless

Madison, Wis. - About five weeks after the launch of wireless Internet service in downtown Madison, several would-be customers still expressed a preference for the wireless service offered by area coffee shops.

Now, Mad City Broadband, which provides wireless Internet service in a 10-block radius of Madison's Capitol Square and at Dane County Regional Airport, is trying to make believers out of them. The broadband service will add indoor wireless access points in the concrete structures, many of them apartment buildings, that impede the strength of wireless signals.

Mad City Broadband is a division of Georgia-based Cellnet Technology, which has been contracted to build and maintain the wireless network. John Lutz, vice president of business development for Cellnet, told the Wisconsin State Journal that his company wants to improve network performance before expanding the service to other areas of the city.

Mad City Broadband hosts two Internet Service Providers, ResTech Services and Merrimac Communications, which provide the service for a monthly subscription fee.

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Marc responded 8 years ago: #1

City life, broadband connections without waiting for the Telco to complete the install of equipment to replace dial up they said would be completed 3 years ago, that would be nice.

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