I have blogged about wireless availability before, and now I have more to say.
While the dream of complimentary and widespread wireless may still be wishful thinking, and as large, public Wi-Fi projects in cities like San Francisco, Chicago, and Atlanta have bottomed out and fallen through, dozens of smaller cities and towns are launching and have launched government-sponsored networks.
Visit Wire magazine’s online article on the trend to get a full list of locales where this technology is in operation, under construction, under consideration, and just plain dead.
And on a similar note…
While many of us have lengthy commutes on buses and trains, most of us don’t get to clock those hours as part of our day. That may soon change.
Commuter buses in more than 20 cities now offer wireless internet, according to an informal survey by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). Beginning four years ago, the service is now available across the USA in cities such as San Francisco, where residents can ride the Connected Bus. Reno, Austin, Cincinatti, and Seattle also offer similar services.
Wireless is also available on a number of trains. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority added it to its line between Worchester and Boston this past January, and NYC’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced an agreement last September to wire the city’s 277 subway stations in the next six years. The first should be wired in two years.