01 July 2006

Wireless in Silicon Valley

In Silicon Valley, it may soon be possible to access wireless service over 1500 square miles. Several companies are bidding for the right to install and service a new network. The Wireless Silicon Valley project would include thousands of radio transceivers covering an area from So. San Francisco to Santa Cruz, extending east to Fremont.

If you can stomach the banner of advertising, MetroFi currently operates a free network in Sunnyvale, Cupertino and Santa Clara. Without advertising, the fee is $20 per month. Either way, access is granted at d/l speeds of 1 megabit per second (rivaling DSL).

The winning bidder will be announced September 12th.




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