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South Florida Sun-Sentinel says, ‘Taxpayer-funded Internet access seen as a boon for economic growth.” And that is why the tiny communities of Boynton Beach, Coral Gables, Delray Beach, Hollywood, Miami Beach, Pembroke Pines, West Palm Beach and Wilton Manors are building wireless Internet networks. Broward, Palm […]

South Florida Sun-Sentinel says, ‘Taxpayer-funded Internet access seen as a boon for economic growth.” And that is why the tiny communities of Boynton Beach, Coral Gables, Delray Beach, Hollywood, Miami Beach, Pembroke Pines, West Palm Beach and Wilton Manors are building wireless Internet networks. Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade are also working on it. Ironically this is happening despite Gov. Jeb Bush having pushed a law (obviously backed by telecommunications heavyweights — including Adelphia, BellSouth, Comcast, Sprint, Verizon and others) that makes it difficult for cities to build their own networks.

  1. Muni Wi-Fi Cropping Up on Florida’s Gold Coast

    Courtesy of Om Malik, the South Florida Sun Sentinel has a piece today on the plans by a group of municipalities to launch Wi-Fi along Florida’s Gold Coast. Communities such as Boynton Beach, Coral Gables, Delray Beach, Hollywood, Miami Beach,…

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  2. Jeb Bush is a fool (sorryhad to say it). To cover dade and broward counties will be RIDICULOUSLY hard without wimax or some other super-wide range mesh. Dade county alone is bigger than Rhode Island. Coral Gables and these other smaller municipalities could do it, they have healthy tax bases (i.e. very HIGH property taxes).

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