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Orlando unplugs its Wi-Fi network

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Orlando unplugs its Wi-Fi network

Despite high hopes, Orlando’s Wi-Fi network doesn’t attract enough users to justify the expense, according to Mark Schlueb writing in the Orlando Sentinel.

  • … the service worked well — as many as 200 people using laptop or hand-held computers could log on at once to check e-mail or surf the Web …
  • … only about 27 people a day, on average, accessed the free service. City officials said they couldn’t continue to justify the $1,800-a-month expense.

See:City Yanks Plug On Free Wireless Zone for Internet,” by Mark Schlueb, Orlando Sentinel, Jun. 21, 2005.