13 Jan Milwaukee makes citywide wireless deal
Milwaukee, Wis. — At no cost to taxpayers and around $20 a month to users, you could be able to get wireless Internet access anywhere in Milwaukee within 18 months.
The city has reached a deal with Midwest Fiber Networks, a company based here, to build the infrastructure. EarthLink will be the anchor provider of internet service once the $20 million network of fiber and wireless transmitters is in place. The city will receive payments for the use of its underground conduits and other city property for networking equipment.
The city council still needs to review and approve the deal, which would initially run for 14 years.
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: A step closer to going wireless