Friday, June 30, 2006
EarthLink Rolls Out Anaheim Wireless Network
EarthLink rolled out its wireless services in Anaheim yesterday, as the firm continues its quest for a replacement for its dial-up internet business. The firm's municipal Wi-Fi network will provide access for city residents, businesses, visitors, and city employees. The Anaheim rollout marks the official launch of the company's Wi-Fi service, EarthLink Wi-Fi, which the company is charging $21.95 a month for access to, along with one-hour and daily passes. EarthLink said it plans to partner with local ISPs looking to provide Wi-Fi in their own networks. The Anaheim network is based on Tropos MetroMesh Wi-Fi routers. EarthLink has been under pressure lately as customers have been switching from dial-up Internet to competing broadband DSL and cable connections.