MOSAIC NOLA:The Gentilly Project

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

City of NOLA Launches Free WiFi

Similar projects elsewhere have been stalled by stiff opposition from telephone and cable television companies aimed at discouraging competition from public agencies - CNN.com (11/29/05)

Today the free Internet covers the French Quarter and the central business district. The mayor says it'll cover the rest of the city in a year.

NOLA's available services are pretty extreme. Some areas have free wireless Internet. Others don't have electricity back yet. I think it'd help to have these differences displayed and updated on a virtual map of the city.

2 Comments:

  • Mike T., thanks for forwarding this item. I'm unable to following everything, so it helps when others send or post news items.

    By Blogger Quintus Jett, at 7:09 AM  

  • might not happen--bellsouth and the city just got into a fight. bellsouth is resinded an offer to donate a building to the New Orleans Police Department because free wi-fi would cut their revenue. Also, it's slow wi-fi.

    By Blogger monisha, at 8:58 AM  

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