Muni Wi-Fi: Not As Good As It Gets

Most cities' Wi-Fi networks aren't up to snuff, independent research shows. The networks don't perform well, and don't even offer some basic services, like voice, that cities have set them up for in the first place.
Olga Kharif

The results are in. After testing some muni Wi-Fi networks, three independent industry researchers have found that most cities' networks offer inadequate security, poor coverage and don't even support voice (and voice is the main reason people say they want to use Wi-Fi in the first place). Only 20% of municipal networks tested supported voice services over Wi-Fi.

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