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Wednesday, September 01, 2021

Municipality-wide wi-fi zones have been established in small communities like Cerritos, California and Chaska, Minnesota. Now, the concept is going to the bright lights of big-city Philadelphia.

I’ve noted before that when wireless Internet service becomes a government service, it’s bound to clash with companies that aim to make money offering the same thing. If Philly accomplishes this metropolitan-wide hotspot coverage, companies like T-Mobile and Verizon have to serious shift gears in how they plan to operate in this market. They could be better off simply becoming partners with the government providers.

I’m hoping Philly succeeds. If nothing else, it could really spur my town, St. Pete, to get its nascent wi-fi plans off the ground.

by Costa Tsiokos, Wed 09/01/2021 11:13:30 PM
Category: Wi-Fi
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Art snobs be damned! “Focused Passion: The Tampa Bay Lightning’s Quest for the 2004 Stanley Cup Championship”, a 26-photo series by Lightning team photographer Scott Audette, will be on display at the Tampa Museum of Art. The exhibition starts today and runs through September 21st.

It’s a good enough reason for me to hit the museum. I’ll bring along some hockey buddies, a couple of coolers, have a big ol’ time! (Actually, I’m no stranger to the Tampa Museum; I could try to bring a friend or two to this, but I’m not sure it’d be worth the cajoling.)

Obviously, a show like this is an attempt to draw in people who normally would never get within whiffing distance of something as hoity-toity as a museum. That’s the idea: Hook them in with something more hoi-polloi, and hope they see something else that brings them back. The S’real Fridays cocktail parties at the Salvador Dali Museum were conceived along the same marketing principles.

by Costa Tsiokos, Wed 09/01/2021 05:22:31 PM
Category: Advert./Mktg., Hockey
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