Chicago Gives Up On WiFi

The city of Chicago's plans to provide city wide WiFi were scrapped because of the cost. The city was in negotiations with EarthLink, Inc. to build and provide the system.

Because the city realized a large portion of the project would have to be publicly financed, the city backed out of its plans. This is too bad. The digital divide is a big problem and this would have been a great advance in bridging the divide. You can check out a previous post about bringing WiFi to Harlem and the implications of the digital divide right here.

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