Riverside California Municipal Wifi

By unwire, January 23, 2007

Another municipal wireless network:

"Call it a municipal status symbol, but when Phase I of a three-phase rollout becomes available in early February 2007, the City of Riverside will blanket its entire 86 square miles with free wireless Internet network, giving the City an entirely new identity as one of the most wired – or unwired – municipalities in the state of California.

Access points will be placed at the rate of 30-35 per square mile with each having a range of approximately 1,000 feet depending on topography. The City will transform all of its 86 square miles into WI-FI hot spots by installing more than 1,000 cell points on street lights, traffic signals, and City facilities.

Riverside’s WI-FI project is designed to benefit local merchants looking to attract residents who eat or shop anywhere in the City and still want access to e-mail, work projects or the Internet."

Press release here.
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