Wednesday, May 24, 2006

EarthLink to Build Out New Orleans Network

EarthLink won approval to build a Wi-Fi network in New Orleans. EarthLink will provide a free service tier and a paid service tier. The free service will be offered for a limited time during the city's rebuilding efforts at speeds up to 300kbs, and users will be able to access the Internet without having to view advertising. The ISP will also offer a higher speed paid service that will be a symmetrical, 1 Mbps solution for customers that want more bandwidth and customer support.

EarthLink will deploy Tropos Networks' MetroMesh Wi-Fi routers on light poles throughout the city that will enable reliable wireless data connectivity between consumers and the Internet. http://www.earthlink.net

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