AT&T scraps St. Louis Wi-Fi network

29 Oct 2007

AT&T has announced that it is scrapping plans to roll out a municipal Wi-Fi network in the US city of St. Louis. AT&T and other firms such as EarthLink and MetroFi have recently pulled the plug on a number of high profile citywide Wi-Fi deployments, including those in Chicago, San Francisco and Houston. Operators say that their initial projections of customer take-up have since been proven to be over optimistic and there are now real uncertainties over whether their proposed outlays on network infrastructure could be recouped under business plans which offer low-cost wireless internet connections. Some citywide networks are flourishing, however, after securing usage commitments from city officials or public service organisations.

United States, AT&T