Milwaukee, Wisc.'s long-delayed Wi-Fi network faces a further elongation of the schedule to as late as "never": Midwest Fiber Networks agreed to build the city's network as part of a deal that would allow them to leverage their fiber infrastructure and services. I don't know the Wi-Fi equipment vendor they chose--last I can find, they were evaluating equipment 18 months ago from several companies, including Tropos and Cisco--but the network just isn't robust enough in their testing. (The picture shown with this linked article is clearly a Tropos node, but I'm not sure if it's a file photo or not. Update: A reader says that Milwaukee went with Cisco gear.)
The usual suspects emerge: Inconsistent performance, lack of coverage, more nodes will be needed, etc. Midwest Fiber might abandon the plan altogether. They are studying "whether it will make financial sense to build the network." Sound familiar?