EarthLink tapped for municipal WiFi network in Anaheim, Calif.

Anaheim, Calif., home to Disneyland, has come to the same conclusion Philadelphia did: EarthLink Inc. should build its municipal wireless network.

EarthLink officials today said that Anaheim had picked the Atlanta-based Internet service provider to deploy a 50-square-mile WiFi network, scheduled to be completed by the end of next year. Upon approval of the contract, EarthLink will begin by building a two-square-mile proof of concept for testing and evaluation.

"This is only the first step toward making Anaheim a truly wireless city," Anaheim mayor Curt Pringle said in a statement. "By offering innovations such as wireless high-speed broadband connectivity ? I believe you will see other high-tech businesses use Anaheim as a test bed for their emerging technology as well."

EarthLink plans to use MetroMesh wireless routers from Tropos Networks Inc. of Sunnyvale, Calif. The routers will go on light posts throughout the city, creating a wireless mesh infrastructure that can intelligently route data along the best available network path.

Earlier this month, Philadelphia finally settled on EarthLink to build out its much-publicized WiFi network. EarthLink has also submitted a proposal to do the same for San Francisco.

Brad Grimes is an assistant managing editor of Washington Technology's sister publication, Government Computer News.

Reader Comments

Please post your comments here. Comments are moderated, so they may not appear immediately after submitting. We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Please type the letters/numbers you see above

What is your e-mail address?

My e-mail address is:

Do you have a password?

Forgot your password? Click here


  • Dive into our Contract Award database

    In an exclusive for WT Insider members, we are collecting all of the contract awards we cover into a database that you can sort by contractor, agency, value and other parameters. You can also download it into a spreadsheet. Our databases track awards back to 2013. Read More

  • Navigating the trends and issues of 2016 Nick Wakeman

    In our latest WT Insider Report, we pull together our best advice, insights and reporting on the trends and issues that will shape the market in 2016 and beyond. Read More

contracts DB

Washington Technology Daily

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.