30 November 2006

City of New Orleans/Earthlink Wifi Network . . .

Turned on the laptop and a new wireless network appeared in my wireless network connection box yesterday morning: Feather By Earthlink. This is the long-to-be-touted City of New Orleans/Earthlink wifi service which supposedly will be eventually accessible from anywhere within the city. It appears they are offering a subscription-based service for faster access and slower access for free. Currently, I am connected to the network in the free mode--this blurb is being posted to the site from a location Uptown using the wifi service . . .


Anyone else have success connecting to it???

TAGS: Katrina, New Orleans, NOLA, Earthlink, WIFI, Uptown

8 Comments:

At November 30, 2006 1:50 PM, Anonymous ashley said...

Wuz dat at work or at da house? Cuz I don't see diddley at da house.

 
At November 30, 2006 4:21 PM, Blogger mominem said...

I'm glad someone can use it. I haven't been able to get it at the trailer or in my office. Of course I don't need it at the office.

 
At December 01, 2006 8:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Business travelers and convention goers should be informed of this great service! Think of how a well run network will be boon to tourists and business travelers.

Making it work is smart business! For new orleans. Cox cable might be a little pissed though. But hey, screw cox cable and bell south! this is about the people!

 
At December 01, 2006 11:42 AM, Blogger Roux said...

Does anyone have more info about this? We may be bring some mobile health units to NOLA and certainly could use it for connectivity. If someone knew of a coverage map, that would be great.

Also, what about coverage of Sprint, Cingular and Verizon cards?

 
At December 01, 2006 4:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes we wer going to schedule our convention there becuase of that service. Our field agents can log in throught he network to stay connected to to live video from the conference and stay connected to their home offices no matter where they are in the city.

But then we heard it did not work well.

 
At December 01, 2006 10:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure Verizon EVDO cards are working there. A friend has one and it's not just for traveling.

Here's a link to Sprint info. I googled 'evdo new orleans':
http://www.sprint.com/business/products/products/evdoCoverage2.jsp?map=NewOrleans_LA&mrkt=New%20Orleans,%20La

 
At December 15, 2006 11:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My wifi picks up the network but i've only been able to successfully connect a few times, it's SO slow. I'm on Laurel St. between Jackson and Washington so it may be an issue of signal strength. I'd be willing to pay for the stronger signal, still cheaper than cox and bellsouth, but I don't think it's being offered in my neighborhood yet. I've been holding out paying for a reliable connection at home for this, I wish they would hurry up!

 
At April 07, 2007 6:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone have a recent WiFi coverage map for NOLA? I'm opening a restaurant on Magazine Street, and I was curious when coverage is scheduled for that area.
Thanks
Trinity

 

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