Meraki to start its own San Fransisco WiFi network

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It starts with the Fon wireless network which gave away its wireless routers last year. But it doesn’t stop there. The always delayed citywide WiFi network in San Fransisco opens a window of opportunities for smaller players to spread their tentacles in the area. Meraki, a wireless equipment manufacturer, also plans to “deploy” its network.

Over the next several weeks and months, the company will be working on a community mesh network from Mission Dolores Park through the Castro and Duboce Park Neighborhoods and up to Alamo Square Park in the SF urban area. About 15,000 residents could access the Internet for free, Meraki said in a press release. The company also claims to have 15,000 Meraki users who rely on their tiny router in more than 25 countries, mostly in the US.

Does Google need to update its plans in San Fransisco? We guess not. The common point between Fon and Meraki is that Google has invested in both start-ups.

Mar 6, 2007 | By Nuno

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