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News | 10/18/2005 4:00 am EDT

EarthLink to deploy Wi-Fi for Philadelphia
The City of Philadelphia has selected EarthLink out of 12 other suitors to deploy a citywide broadband wireless network using Wi-Fi technology.
It is expected to be the largest municipal Wi-Fi network in the United States, EarthLink said. Philadelphia, the fifth largest city in the United States, will be blanketed by Wi-Fi by the fourth quarter of 2006. To cover the city of 349 square kilometres, EarthLink will deploy a wireless mesh network.

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