23 December 2006

City of New Orleans/Earthlink WIFI Network: The Routers

Schroeder at PGR has a post discussing the the City of New Orleans/Earthlink WIFI network complete with coverage map. I've been accessing the internet with the service for the past few weeks but this past Thursday was the official roll out. After being able to access it (with fairly reliable success) I was on the lookout for the router equipment around town--and found them. The routers are attached to light standards fixed to utility polls about two or three blocks apart within the coverage area. Here are some examples within Carrollton of what they look like:



28 DECEMBER 2006 ADDENTUM: Micheal Homan weighs in on the City WIFI service. And yes, I agree with him--as postive a development the service is, it would be more relevant and useful if its coverage included flood-impacted portions of the city such as Mid City, Broadmoor, Gentilly, Lakeview, New Orleans East, etc. . . .

TAGS: Katrina, New Orleans, NOLA, Louisiana, Earthlink, Carrollton, Municipal WIFI