Tarry for the Nonce

November 29, 2005

Surfing Water and Net

Filed under: News — lmwalker @ 2:41 pm

Much as I hate humidity, I’m tempted to move to New Orleans:

In an attempt to boost its stalled economy, the hurricane-ravaged city of New Orleans is starting the nation’s first free wireless Internet network owned and run by a major city . . .

The system will operate at 512 kilobytes per second as long as the city remains under a state of emergency.

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6 Comments

  1. The system will operate at 512 kilobytes per second as long as the city remains under a state of emergency.

    Woohoo! This means next time it floods, at least people can still check their email…

    Comment by Andrew P. — November 29, 2005 @ 2:51 pm

  2. What, they couldn’t even deploy an EVDO network? Or WiMAX?

    I mean, 512 kbps?! Hasn’t New Orleans suffered enough?

    Comment by Toly — November 30, 2005 @ 12:29 am

  3. Hey. It’s a slower pace of life all around. You’re just going to have to leave all your fancy city downloadin’ back where you came from.

    Comment by Howard R — November 30, 2005 @ 10:15 am

  4. It’s this connection speed called T-H20.

    (Mind-numbingly horrible joke of the day courtesy of yours truly)

    Comment by Matt — November 30, 2005 @ 11:09 am

  5. I think your joke might be better if they called the network: NOH20

    Comment by Andrew P. — December 1, 2005 @ 4:02 pm

  6. In case I have not previously revealed myself as such, I was a liberal arts major in college. Would you like fries with your engineering degree?

    Comment by Matt — December 1, 2005 @ 4:08 pm


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