Cisco Systems, Sprint, and Time Warner are working with a Cleveland non-profit to establish free outdoor Wi-Fi mesh service in the Ohio city. The Digital Bridge project in Cleveland aims to provide free Wi-Fi access to area residents, businesses and organizations.
The pilot launch of the Digital Bridge program has begun at Case Western Reserve University. Cisco last year installed a Wi-Fi network in Cleveland used by city workers.
Meanwhile, U.S. Wireless Online selected Trango Broadband Wireless to provide backhaul gear for Pittsburgh’s downtown Wi-Fi network. Trango will provide its Access5830 Access Point, Atlas Fox Subscriber Unit, and Atlas 5010 Point-to-Point System.
And in California, Tropos Networks acknowledged that it is working with GigaBeam to build a municipal WiFi network in Mountain View. The partners are well into the construction of the network, with GigaBeam installing its WiFiber wireless fiber for the backhaul and Tropos installing its MetroMesh WiFi product for the WiFi mesh.