Silicon Valley to Get Free Broadband
A group called Silicon Valley Metro Connect will provide free wireless broadband throughout 42 cities in California's Silicon Valley. (PCMag.com)The entire Silicon Valley is finally going to have free wireless broadband throughout 42 cities, provided by a group called Silicon Valley Metro Connect. The group, composed of IBM, Cisco Systems, SeaKay and Azulstar, announced on Sept. 5 that its proposal to wirelessly connect the Silicon Valley had been accepted by SAMCAT (the San Mateo County Telecommunications Authority). The Metro Connect network will be a combination of Wi-Fi and WiMax and will span 1,500 square miles. It includes six tiers of service, two of which are free.
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