The city of Chicago is calling for proposals to build a WiFi network that could cover at least 90 percent of the city and provide free or low-cost Internet connection. The network should deliver a speed of no less than one 1 Mbps. Aside from fully financing and owning the network, the contract winner will also be in charge of maintenance and technical upgrades. For its part, the city would give the network nonexclusive access to essential infrastructure, such as street light poles.
Wednesday, October 25, 2006