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Nashville Plans Free Wireless Internet for City

January 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

free nashville wifiNashville Technology Council President Todd Fetherling has told the Nashville Post that the organization plans to implement a free wireless Internet network in downtown Nashville. The group plans on placing its first transmitter in the central business district and believes that a strong wireless signal should emanate within a 0.9 mile radius. The location of this first transmitter will be the Nashville Technology Council’s headquarters located at Third Avenue and Commerce Street. The planned wireless network is a mesh network, sometimes called a mesh cloud, the system that most cellular companies currently use. According to Wiki, “A mesh network is reliable and offers redundancy. When one node can no longer operate, the rest of the nodes can still communicate with each other, directly or through one or more intermediate nodes.” To start, the program will go through a month-long pilot period that will begin later this month or in early February. The launch will cost about $3,100, which covers...

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