I don’t think anyone is surprised by the news that Buckeye was one of those who bid for the Wi Toledo project. I was kind of surprised that Earthlink did not submit a bid considering their earlier mention when the project was first discussed. Who is MetroFi? Let’s find out…
By May 2007, more than 55,000 Portland residents and 10,000 businesses will be able to enjoy free wireless Internet via MetroFi’s Wi-Fi network in their local neighborhoods. Once all phases are completed by mid-2008, MetroFi’s WiFi network will cover about 95 percent of the city’s 134 square miles.
Within the first month of MetroFi’s Portland launch in December 2006 and with just five percent of the City covered to-date, more than 3,000 registered users have enjoyed its free wireless broadband service spending 17,000 hours online. “We are thrilled to see the excitement and active use of MetroFi’s Wi-Fi service, said Logan Kleier, the City’s project manager in the bureau of technology services. “This next phase will allow even more residents and visitors to benefit from free Internet access and keeps the City’s Unwire Portland initiative moving forward.”
Read more about Unwire Portland here.