Penn. ISP to offer unlimited wireless for $9.95 per month subscription throughout several counties: One of PSINet's founders is partnering with PaOnline, a 12,000-customer ISP to deploy Wi-Fi hot spots in Harrisburg and throughout Dauphin County. The cost of 128 Kbps Wi-Fi will be bundled with existing dial-up service, apparently, which is $9.95 per month. Higher speeds might cost more in the future.
The city is also rolling out its own service, but at $9.95/month with dial-up, the PaOnline deal will be hard to beat, even for free.
The Wi-Fi entrepreneur says a hot zone can be created on about 48 hours notice -- true, and then the backhaul will take several months unless they're using wireless meshing or back-haul. [via Ross Karchner]