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Philadelphia Chooses Earthlink for City Wi-Fi Service

Philadelphia Chooses Earthlink for City Wi-Fi Service

Free WiFi equals targeted ads and user data. Philadelphia chose Earthlink [sub req], a company which recently called Google’s free Wi-Fi in San Francisco unsustainable. From the Philadelphia article:

In the Philadelphia program, the high-speed service will be available for free in parks and other public places. To get wireless broadband at home, low-income families in the city will be charged $10 a month, while all other households will be charged $20 a month.

Interesting to see the web causing a real world landgrab.

Eventually I predict that these services will not only be wide spread & free, but that web service providers will be willing to pay large cities for the privilege of being able to be their exclusive Wi-Fi partner. It all ends up as a game of margins. With Google’s huge advertiser base and cheap computer cycles I wouldn’t be placing too many bets elsewhere.

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Aaron Wall, Search Marketing / SEO Coverage and Rants – Aaron Wall is one of the most vocal search engine marketers in the business and he has channeled his thoughts and expertise into his widely popular eBook, SEObook.

photo Philadelphia Chooses Earthlink for City Wi Fi Service
Aaron Wall, Search Marketing / SEO Coverage and Rants - Aaron Wall is one of the most vocal search engine marketers in the business and he has channeled his thoughts and expertise into his widely popular eBook, SEObook.

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