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WiFi in Taipei

January 23rd, 2006 · No Comments

WSJ writes about “the world’s first citywide wireless-computer network in a major metropolis.”

The network, initiated by the Taipei city government and built by a private company, already includes more than 3,300 wireless “access points” that cover half the city’s 106 square miles.

The devices use the wireless Internet technology known as Wi-Fi to let Taipei’s 2.6 million residents surf the Internet or send emails from the privacy of their living rooms or the public comfort of their favorite park benches. Although the project has encountered some glitches and delays, city officials say that when it is completed around midyear, it will cover more than 90% of Taipei.

Tags: Telecom

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