Concord starts its pilot network: MetroFi has yet another network to build. The pilot program launches iwth a one-square-mile network in downtown runnig 1 Mbps down and 256 Kbps up, the only MetroFi network I'm aware of with asymmetrical speed. The network tests started May 19; this is the next phase of testing. Service could be installed over six months when the pilot program is complete. MetroFi will build both a public and municipal network that will be tied into an adjacent city and the county's networks. Concord will save about $200k/year through consolidation of telephony service.
Free Wi-Fi in Honolulu's Chinatown: EarthLink will create the service, which will run for one year with no access fees and demonstrate network technologies.