citywide WiFi network it on its way

Houston will soon have a citywide WiFi network. Dwight Silverman talks about it in his blog.

City posts RFP for municipal WiFi network

The City of Houston today made public its formal Request for Proposals for a planned citywide WiFi network.

You can download the RFP in either Word or PDF format. You can also post a comment about the document.

Under this RFP, the network would be financed privately, similar to the way Philadelphia is working with Earthlink, or what Google is doing in San Francisco. The city would provide the mounting structures for WiFi radios, such as light poles.

Nice to know that Houston is finally catching up to the rest of the country.

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