"Setting up a citywide network is definitely not as easy as putting up access points all over the place," said Doug Schremp, chief technology officer of BTS Partners, a consulting firm that designs and deploys networks. "There are some technical issues that need to be addressed, and cities really need to look at the operational and business issues that come with building and owning their own network."
Philadelphia currently plans to have their citywide Wi-Fi network up and running by summer 2006.
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