New Orleans is about to lose its municipal Wi-Fi network as EarthLink plans to halt its participation in the citywide project on May 18, an EarthLink spokesman said Friday. The Internet service provider had tried a three-pronged approach before it decided to terminate the network, said Chris Marshall, EarthLink’s VP of corporate communications. First, EarthLink tried to sell the network outright. Second, it sought to transfer ownership of the network to the city of New Orleans. Finally, it tried to transfer the network to a third party. All three approaches failed.
[SOURCE: InformationWeek, AUTHOR: W. David Gardner]