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New Orleans’ free wifi rollout

Posted by schroeder915 on December 21, 2006

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EarthLink has just announced the official rollout of the New Orleans free wifi network. EarthLink wireless routers have been installed around town now for a couple of months.

To connect, look for the “Featherwifi” connection in your computer’s list of wireless providers. After a short login screen, you can use EarthLink’s free wireless service.

So far, I’ve only been able to connect from my front porch (not inside the house), but a technical support specialist told me that if I upgrade to the fee service, EarthLink would provide a more robust router, or adapter (I’m don’t remember which they said they were offering).

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New Orleans’ free wifi rollout

Posted by schroeder915 on December 21, 2006

earthlink_area_map_sm2.jpg

EarthLink has just announced the official rollout of the New Orleans free wifi network. EarthLink wireless routers have been installed around town now for a couple of months.

To connect, look for the “Featherwifi” connection in your computer’s list of wireless providers. After a short login screen, you can use EarthLink’s free wireless service.

So far, I’ve only been able to connect from my front porch (not inside the house), but a technical support specialist told me that if I upgrade to the fee service, EarthLink would provide a more robust router, or adapter (I’m don’t remember which they said they were offering).

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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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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.

earthlinkneworleans_sm.jpg

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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