Wireless Philadelphia picks three finalists

Wireless Philadelphia, the initiative to build a municipal WiFi network in the city, has chosen three finalists to design, deploy, and run a high-speed broadband wireless systems: groups led by AT&T, Hewlett-Packard, and EarthLink. The AT&T group includes Lucent Technologies and BelAir Networks, while the HP group includes Aptilo Networks, Alvarion, Business Information Group, and Tropos. EarthLink has partnered with Motorola Canopy and Tropos. Philadelphia CIO Dianah Neff said Wireless Philadelphia gave preference to complete solutions as opposed to vendors offering to deploy only a part of the network.

For more on the Wireless Philadelphia finalists:
- check out this AP piece