Sacramento Kicks Off WiFi

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(Sacramento, CA)
Tuesday, April 4, 2006

City officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday for the new project and demonstrated the network’s ability to provide outdoor WiFi internet access and real time video applications. 

"Because it is hi-speed he’s doing video streaming so he’s playing a trailer here from I believe the new Ice Age."

Eric Rosander is with the City of Sacramento’s IT Department. 

"Most traditional wireless access these days have been inside a Starbucks or inside a library. This particular one is actually wireless coverage throughout all of outdoors."

A selection committee for the city chose Mobile Pro’s NeoReach Wireless to operate the network. Mike Johnson is their head of deployment.

"After this we’ll do a four square mile section of downtown and then roll out in about 16 phases over the next 18 to 24 months the entire city."

You can take your laptop to the park and get free, high-speed internet access for the next 90-days. After that it’ll still be free but at a slower speed.