Portland may still get citywide Wi-Fi

16 Jul 2008

Wireless internet service provider Stephouse Networks is reportedly looking to offer citywide wireless broadband services in Portland, Oregon. The city had hoped to be covered by a free Wi-Fi network which was being deployed by another WISP, MetroFi, but the latter has since abandoned the municipal Wi-Fi sector and is looking to sell its network infrastructure in Portland and other markets. Stephouse had constructed its own separate and much smaller wireless internet network in Portland, but is now planning to use a combination of Wi-Fi and WiMAX equipment to provide coverage to seven square miles of the city. Rather than offering a free service and looking to make money from advertising, as MetroFi was doing, Stephouse says it will charge USD20 a month for unlimited broadband access, Computerworld reports.

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