FTC warning cities on installing muni WIFI networks
October 12th, 2006

A lot of cities are setting up wireless networks, that’s a fact and often reported here. Until now, there’s been no oversight on how local goverments contract with vendors to set up municipal wireless networks. Now the FTC is getting involved by issuing warnings to “read the fine print” of whatever contracts are agreed upon.

The warning basically tells leaders and citywide WiFi proponents to carefully check city and state laws that could throw a monkey wrench into municipal WiFi installations. The FTC is just warning here that cities would be wise to manage their approaches on political issues involved with installing a WiFi network across an entire city. Hmm, somehow that goes without saying.

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Links: Wireless Report,Wireless Week.


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