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Wireless City deployment in Calgary shows off different business model

News | 07/09/2003 4:00 am EDT

Wireless Internet service providers (WISPs) in Calgary have a head start on their colleagues in other municipalities after Calgary Technologies Inc. lit up four Wi-Fi hotspots last month on a not-for-profit basis. The hotspots are part of the Wireless City initiative. Project director Richard Belzil says publicly owned facilities can offer significant advantages to the business model of fledgling Wi-Fi operators, which can now break out of the gate with a network that already spans a significant portion of the city’s core area.

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