Wi-fi: From Philly Muni to the Logan controversy

Local governments and Wi-Fi don’t seem to mix well. Having watch the Philadelphia muni wi-fi controversy at a close distance, it’s interesting to see my new city of Boston facing a related battle.

As the cost of the infrastructure falls, consumers should pay less. There’s no reason I should have to pay $8 to log on for 5 minutes to check my email in the airport.

Hopefully Verizon will soon provide better EV-DO service in Boston (which is currently not great compared to Philly), and increase the competitive pressures for wireless broadband costs to fall.

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