New Orleans' muni-WiFi network to go dark

EarthLink's muni-WiFi network in New Orleans will go dark on May 18 as the company--which is pulling out of all of its muni-WiFi projects--was unable to find a buyer. Unlike the networks in Milpitas, Calif. and Corpus Christi, Texas, which were transferred to those cities' governments, New Orleans didn't want to buy its network.

EarthLink said subscribers in New Orleans have been notified of the shutdown and are being offered alternate services in place of WiFi.

EarthLink still has WiFi network agreements with Philadelphia and Anaheim, Calif., and is in discussions with cities regarding the networks.  

To read more about EarthLink's muni-WiFi shutdown in New Orleans:
- check out this InformationWeek article

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