CHICAGO, Illinois (AP) -- An ambitious plan to blanket the city with wireless broadband Internet will be shelved because it is too costly and too few residents would use it, Chicago officials said Tuesday.Hmmm. What are the odds that both Springfield and Chicago would have their ambitious Wi-Fi plans dashed the same week? BLA-GO-JE-VICH!
Tuesday's announcement makes Chicago the latest in a string of municipalities to encounter troubles with their municipal broadband initiatives because of ballooning budgets and dwindling usage that's led to scant revenue generated by the projects. About 175 U.S. cities or regions have citywide or partial systems.
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Brothers in No Wi-Fi
Chicagoans feel our pain: