The problem with WiFi is that it has to plug into something. Or does it? Can we actually have a city-wide WiFi system that not only provides convenient and reliable internet without using gird power? St Louis Park, a small city in Minnesota, has plans to do just that. The city is using some 400 PV panels to power a city-wide WiFi system that will cost $20 a month for a 1 mbps connection.
It's cheap, it's convenient, it's owned by the city, and it's solar-frikkin powered. We'll keep an eye on this one and, with any luck, it'll spread to other cities as well.
WIFI for Canada
written by Katy, November 23, 2006
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