MetroFi wants $9M from Portland to finish WiFi

MetroFi, the WiFi vendor building out Portland's free muni WiFi network, reportedly won't finish the network until the city coughs up $9 million. However, Portland government officials say they aren't about to do such a thing as their contract with the vendor doesn't stipulate that they buy services from the company. MetroFi apparently ran out of money and stopped building the network this past fall.

For more about the impasse in Portland:
- read this piece from Wi-Fi Net News
take a look at this article from the Portland Business Journal (sub. req.)