November 30, 2016, 7am PST
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.
September 15, 2016, 10am PDT
A cynical person might say that this is why we can't have nice things.
February 1, 2016, 6am PST
New York City’s new public Wi-Fi system is fast—really fast. But before you logon, remember to take all those encryption precautions you've heard about for years.
September 8, 2012, 5am PDT
The technology is there, and has been for a decade. Still, Wi-Fi's roll-out into our homes has been slow, at best, and continues to be confronted by various challenges.
July 18, 2011, 12pm PDT
As the desire for wireless internet increases, some public parks are finding that Wi-Fi networks are becoming a new and important amenity.
November 4, 2010, 7am PDT
A six month trial will bring Wi-Fi Internet access into test locations within the London tube system, part of an effort by the city to bring Internet access to the entire system in time for the 2012 Summer Olympics.
June 30, 2010, 6am PDT
London Mayor Boris Johnson wants his entire city wired with wi-fi networks -- even the tube.
January 14, 2010, 10am PST
This article from <em>Government Technology</em> looks at the idea of municipal Wi-Fi Internet access and why it has struggled to take off.
November 24, 2009, 5am PST
San Antonio is wrapping up a month-long experiment that has offered free Wi-Fi internet access on some of its buses.
January 9, 2009, 11am PST
Plans to install free Wi-Fi internet in New York City parks has fallen through. Unable to find corporate sponsors, the private contractor leading the project has been forced to remove all equipment. But the idea may not be completely dead.
May 28, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>BART, the region's rail transit agency, is negotiating with a private company to install a wireless network that would allow riders to check email and access the Internet.</p>
April 10, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>Some transit agencies are hoping to woo riders by providing internet access on bus and rail vehicles, allowing commuters to check email and surf the web on the way to work.</p>