Citywide WiFi? For reals?

We’ve been teased and taunted about it – the idea of a citywide wifi network that allows us to work from just about anywhere. The idea seems so obvious to me that I feel like the person in a bakery 200 years ago yelling “Why don’t we slice the bread! SLICED. BREAD.”

It looks like the City of Chicago might actually be doing something about it. They announced on the city site yesterday that they will start the RFP process in May for “the financing, installation and management of a Wireless Broadband Network for the City of Chicago.”

Fingers crossed, I’ll be writing my posts this time next year from a swing in Hamlin Park.

1 Comment so far

  1. suzanne (unregistered) on April 21st, 2006 @ 8:22 pm

    Yeah, I bet you’ll be waiting for at least two years. Look at Philadelphia…we’ve been working on getting a city-wide network for…so damn long. We even have a contract with a company…and nothing.

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