- Madison's five-month-old citywide wireless Internet system has some growing to do, especially when it comes to reaching coffee shop regulars.
Mad City Broadband
, a division of Georgia-based Cellnet Technology, Inc., manages Madison's Wi-Fi system, which was launched in the downtown area as free trial service in......Full article >>>
so is in a nascent phase. It is not operating on system bandwidth yet, but it advertises 1 Mbps service at approximately $20 per month. The company will use "normal newspaper advertising" to market the service once it goes online, said President Bart Olson.
When asked about quantitative goals for attracting customers within a certain period of time, Olson said, "We just have no idea yet."......Full article >>>
less access at home and exclusively on coffee shops when she goes out.
At the adjacent table was UW-Madison graduate student Kevin Walsh, who said he used Mad City Broadband during the free trial phase, but not extensively. "It was a bit slow," Walsh said, "but it did what I needed it to do. It was a good backup system for everybody, but not anymore."
"I wish Mad City had explore......Full article >>>
A person who wished to remain anonymous, but is familiar with the fact that the Starbucks, located at 661 State St., is the only campus-area coffee shop that charges customers for wireless access, believes Starbucks' competitors have almost certainly siphoned away customers by offering free wireless service.
UW-Madison graduate student Craig Mason purchased the campus Starbucks wi......Full article >>>
Another traveler, en route to Iraq for business, remarked: "It's just great to have it to take care of some last bits and pieces before getting on the plane," she said. "I actually just sent an e-mail to Baghdad, so it's really helpful."
Other regular airport travelers, however, reported that the system was mildly expensive.
"All I do is travel airport to airport," sa......Full article >>>
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