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Philadelphia to become ‘WiFi-for-all’ city

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Philadelphia to become 'WiFi-for-all' city

For about $10 million, city officials here believe they can turn all of Philadelphia into the world’s largest wireless Internet hotspot (www.wififreespot.com).

The ambitious plan, now in the works, would involve placing hundreds, or maybe thousands, of small transmitters around the city – probably atop lampposts. Each would be capable of communicating with the wireless networking cards that now come standard with many computers.

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