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EarthLink drumroll …

Posted by schroeder915 on November 4, 2006

Ladies and gentlemen. I proudly present the latest technological and societal breakthrough in the advancement of the 21st century communications revolution: media democracy.

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The EarthLink New Orleans free citywide wireless network is one of the first of its kind in the United States. This is an example of the progress that can be achieved in New Orleans if we put our minds to it, and if others, like EarthLink, realize the fantastic potential to create a model city of the future.

This is the first time I’ve seen the EarthLink connection come up on my wireless card. I can’t connect just yet, but I’m hoping the network will be tuned — or maybe more hubs are on the way.

The free service promises to be faster than dial-up, and the subscription service should give BellSouth DSL and Cox Cable a run for their money.

This is truly exciting!

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2 Responses to “EarthLink drumroll …”

  1. Patsy said

    It is not free after a short period of time they block the ip address with no notification and make you purchase. I have spent 2 days on the phone and still nothing

  2. Schroeder said

    Really Patsy? I find that I may have to log in again after 24 hours, but I’m still using the service free (ahem … when it works inside my house that is). Once you create a user account, you should be able to go to http://home.featherwifi.net/neworleans and log in again — the site may try to detect if you have an active wireless card connection before prompting you to log in.

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