Forrester Research says consumers aren't likely to rapidly adopt muni-WiFi services without expensive marketing campaigns from the municipalities themselves and network builders. Only 27 percent of U.S. households with an Internet connection use WiFi, and the majority of the users log on to WiFi networks only when they are at home, noted Forrester analyst Sally Cohen in a new report.
As of last month, "385 cities, communities and counties in the U.S. were involved in a wireless networking project, many intended partially or wholly for consumer use," writes Cohen. "But actual consumer adoption of the technology remains low."
To read more about Forrester's report on muni-WiFi:
- take a look at this InformationWeek article