Thursday, August 30, 2007

Local: EarthLink Out of San Francisco Wireless Plan

An AP newswire article, via The Mercury News, reports that:

EarthLink on Wednesday bowed out of a deal to join Google in providing free wireless Internet access throughout San Francisco, according to the mayor's office.

EarthLink Chief Executive Rolla Huff told Mayor Gavin Newsom during a telephone call "they were not going to be able to fulfill their end of the bargain," said Nathan Ballard, Newsom's spokesman.

Huff delivered the news a day after he announced that the Atlanta-based Internet service provider planned to cut costs by eliminating 900 jobs and closing its offices in four cities, including San Francisco.

More here.


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