The city of Augusta, Ga., believes it has the right plan when it comes to deploying a muni-WiFi network. City officials there are going ahead with plans to deploy WiFi across a wide area of the city but the city is buying all of the equipment and deploying the network while partnering with an ISP to run customer service.
The State of Georgia has contributed about $600,000 and the city another $281,000 to the project, which is expected to cover a four-square-mile city core center. The city plans to pay for the majority of the network's capital cost, and the selected ISP will operate the network and share revenue with the city.
To find out more about the city of Augusta's muni-WiFi plans:
- read this article from InformationWeek