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Apr. 28, 2011

Whatever happened to the Wired City?

by Joel N. Shurkin

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Ten years ago, more than 200 municipalities in America dreamed of the Wired City where you could get broadband internet service anywhere, in the libraries, schools, on a park bench, sitting in your car. Parking meters would be wired, as would police and ambulances and firetrucks. Ten years later very few municipal WiFi services exist. Read more

About Joel N. Shurkin

Joel N. Shurkin is a Baltimore-based writer. He is author of nine books and taught journalism at Stanford University, UC Santa Cruz, and the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Science Friday.

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