WCIT Austin: Free Wi-Fi Network Goes Live
Kirk Ladendorf writes in The Austin American-Statesman:
Starting today, Austinites can get a free high-speed wireless link to the Internet throughout part of downtown.
The free city Wi-Fi network is up and running in time for next week's World Congress on Information Technology, which is bringing more than 2,100 delegates from 81 countries to Austin.
Cisco Systems Inc., one of the event's corporate sponsors, is donating $700,000 in equipment for the network.
The network is expected to provide wireless Internet service during the event at the Austin Convention Center and after hours at downtown hotels and restaurants.
When the conference is finished May 5, the wireless network will remain as the WCIT's gift to the city.