Town Explores Offering WiFi

FRAMINGHAM Town explores offering WiFi

By John C. Drake, Globe Staff | December 7, 2006

Framingham officials say they are ready to push forward with a plan to blanket the town with wireless Internet service, a proposal seen as a potential boon to law enforcement and a source of revenue.

But they are undecided on whether to build the network themselves or leave the work to private companies.

That decision is significant, said Bill Ennen , program director for the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative's Innovation Institute. The choice of business model can determine whether the town's effort to provide Internet access to town employees in the field and residents in their homes can be sustained or will be just a passing fad.

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