SPOTLIGHT: Earthlink misses Philly meeting


You don't want to get the City of Brotherly Love any angrier than it already is. That's something pro sports teams visiting Philadelphia are well aware of, and ISP Earthlink may be about to face the harsher side of Philly after the company failed to send a representative to a Philadelphia City Council meeting this week that was scheduled to review the status of the city's municipal Wi-Fi project, for which Earthlink has a 10-year contract.

After having been a pioneer in the market, Earthlink's muni Wi-Fi future has been in doubt, along with the muni Wi-Fi business in general. However, as urban Wi-Fi projects around the country fall apart, Earthlink has Philly's network more than 75% complete, and a $20 million investment stands to be wasted if it pulls out.

For more:
- check out this Associated Press story at Philly.com

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