South Flordia’s MuniNetwork plans


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.


Brian Breslin

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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