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Sunday, October 02, 2021

When Flablog.net declared Tampa Bay to be Florida’s blogging nexus, I wondered if that claim was somehow verifiable.

I still haven’t found any hard evidence (not that I’ve been looking). But I have come across another anecdotal tidbit that suggests another Sunshine State city isn’t up to snuff. Back in June, Orlando pulled the plug on its citywide free wi-fi service, citing low usage (27 people ever logged on) and high costs. Presumably, a sizable blogging community in O-Town would have attracted usage and sustained the service.

Naturally, this doesn’t prove a thing. There may have been other reasons for Orlando’s free wireless to have tanked: Unreliability of connection, lack of marketing to make people aware, predominance of wired connections in homes and businesses. Still, you’d think a horde of techno-geeks would have kept this thing afloat.

Actually, this makes me curious about the city of Tampa’s public wi-fi zone, which is nearly a year old now. I’ve never sampled it, because I’ve never been in the area while in need of a wireless hookup.

- Costa Tsiokos, Sun 10/02/2021 09:28:27 PM
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