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Free Wi-Fi Network Goes Live In Paris

Discussion in 'News' started by HellasVagabond, Jul 17, 2007.

  1. HellasVagabond New Member

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    A new and free Wi-Fi service launched in Paris during opening hours at 105 municipal buildings and parks. The service uses Alcatel-Lucent base stations is run by SFR and it will be extended to 400 hotspots by September according to projections. The service required a 2.5 million euros investment by the Ile-de-France region and municipal government, plus 500,000 euros in annual operating costs. Orange recently launched legal action arguing that city hall should not intervene in the telecommunications market and that it cannot manage a public telecommunications network unless all operators are allowed to use it.
    Is it a coincidence that the same happened to the UK a couple of days ago ? :)

    Source: TelecomPaper
     
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    When will the US learn from this....
     
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    Eventually. But then someone will complain and sue someone and blazay blazay. Typical US Beauracracy


    Cool thing is, Alcatel-Lucent has a home base here in Huntsville, AL!
     
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    Are you effin' kidding?

    The LAST thing I want is for the government to be operating the Internet or implementing public WiFi, whether it's federal, state or local. There'll be WiFi's to Nowhere in Alaska and none in Philadelphia.
     
  5. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    municipal based would work best allowing nowere alaska to have nothing since it HAS NO MONEY but houston would have shitloads since taxes are a shitload
     

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