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Free Wi-Fi Network Launches Around Kendall Square in Cambridge

It wasn't easy, but a broad swath of Cambridge, Massachusetts will now have free Wi-Fi Internet. The effort required a partnership between several institutions and organizations to come to fruition.
November 30, 2016, 7am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Through a unique collaboration among MIT, Google, Boston Properties, the City of Cambridge, and the Cambridge Housing Authority (CHA), an open and free-of-charge Wi-Fi network is now available in the Kendall Square area and the Newtowne Court and Washington Elms public housing neighborhoods," according to an article by the MIT News Service.

The project is three years in the making, with the "intricate work" of "building out fiber networks to provide connectivity to outdoor wireless access points" as a significant challenge to the finished project.

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Published on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 in MIT News
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