Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Awkward History Of Wifi In Montreal

From The Montreal Gazette:

Like other parts of the world, plans to create large-scale wireless Internet zones in Montreal have met embarrassing dead-ends.

Last year a private venture to offer unlimited wireless access for $30 a month was quietly shelved after it was deemed unrealistic. Internet provider Radioactif and network builder Nomade Telecom had promised to cover most of Montreal in high-speed Internet.

“Wifi was a dying technology at that time,” said Luc Picard, president of Nomade. “We thought maybe it was not a good idea to go that way.”

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MN&I Editor: For Wi-Fi spots in Montreal, check here.

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