In a recent article "How DIY wi-fi makes 3G networks dinosaurs"
Greg Anderson, IT director for Broomfield County, Colorado said:
".....forsaking 3G for a wi-fi system to cover its 36 square miles. Anderson says the return on the $60,000 price of the new system will be 'astronomical': mobile phones cost far more. "
"3G is slower than what I have now," he told Computerworld. "Our system is much better and has zero operating cost."
I have had a look around the net, and have found a couple of references to this, but I have a problem with the coverage.
36 square miles for $60,000! and how do you cover 36 sq miles with
802.11a or b when everything I read on the net suggests that the broadcast radius is less than 100 meters (say 330 feet on a good day)?
Any feedback on how that major "miracle" can be accomplished would be greatly appreciated.
thanks in advance