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  1. Don’t get your hopes up for government Wi-Fi. Government employees are not in the business of customer service and it shows.

    I live in Chaska, MN and never did get the router to work. I did some troubleshooting on my own (tech support was no help) and figured out the problem is poor reception. The RF box is about a block and half away.
    The fix is to put the router outside and it works fine.

    Good thing I never abandoned my trusty (if expensive) roadrunner modem. Results have been mixed with some in the area having success, and others unhappy for a variety of reasons. Perhaps the sucess level would have been improved if they had a concept of technical support and service. Additionally it seems that the most satisfied are those who currently have dial-up modems. Since those folks are used to slow speeds and relatively frequent drops, it msut seem like a huge improvement.

    I’m hopeful that a larger city like Philly can pull it off, because the concept is great. But don’t hold your breath.

    Comment by Jim — 10/10/2021 @ 12:31:20 PM

  2. […] Tuesday, November 23, 2021 MUNICIPAL WI-FI: BAD FOR BUSINESS? Just as Philadelphia and other cities were announcing plans to set up their o […]

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