Wireless New Orleans
November 29th, 2005

“Hurricane-ravaged New Orleans will deploy the first municipally owned wireless internet system in the United States that will be free for all users”,AsiaMedia reports.”The move is a bid to jump-start recovery by making living and doing business in the city as attractive as possible.The system,which Mayor Ray Nagin was scheduled to announce at a news conference last night,will also be used in law enforcement and for an array of city government functions,such as speeding the approval of building permits.The system,which uses devices mounted on streetlights to provide the wireless coverage,is scheduled to be operational today in the central business district and the French Quarter and will be expanded over time”.

US:@ New Orleans,no wires attached

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