TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cities struggle with wireless Internet

Cities struggle with wireless Internet

John Mayson (
Mon, 21 May 2007 17:09:36 -0500

"A $3 million plan to blanket Lompoc, Calif., with a wireless Internet
system promised a quantum leap for economic development: The remote
community hit hard by cutbacks at nearby Vandenberg Air Force Base
would join the 21st century with cheap and plentiful high-speed
access. Instead, nearly a year after its launch, Lompoc Net is limping
along. The central California city of 42,000, surrounded by rolling
hills, wineries and flower fields more than 17 miles from the nearest
major highway, has only a few hundred subscribers."

John Mayson <>
Austin, Texas, USA

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