Philadelphia Wireless Initiative Revived

I’ve posted about the city-wide WiFi project in Philadelphia before but usually with bad news. This time around, I’m happy to report the project has been revived by a private group of investors. Boathouse Communications Partners LLC has big names from the area, including former mayoral candidate Tom Knox and a former Verizon executive.

Instead of using shitty bridges as I suggested, the plan is to revive the $17 million infrastructure that Earthlink built before pulling out of the Wireless Philadelphia project. No word has come out yet as to how the restructuring will work, but anything that helps the city out is good in my book. I’m sure fine folks over at City Hall would agree.

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