Corpus Christi signs EarthLink: The city has been building out and using a municipal network for its own purposes (like meter reading) for years. It has handed the network off to EarthLink to operate and offer public access for personal and business use. The network will have 30 days of free service when EarthLink has relaunched it.
Concourse extends service at Baltimore airport: The Boingo-owned airport-unwiring subsidiary now blankets all "secure areas" of the airport. They'll add baggage claim and ticket counter service by the end of this month.
Fon to get €10m infusion? GigaOm reports that a new round of funding could include existing investors like Skype and Google, and a new investor: British Telecom. Earlier reports said that BT and Fon might build a partnership that would allow BT Fusion customers to enable Fon hotspot service on their routers quite easily. And confirmed: Fon confirms that it received the €10 from existing investors, including founder Martin Varsavsky, and "4 non US new strategic investors" who aren't yet disclosed.
iBahn associates speed, cost with hotspots: The mostly hotel-based hotspot and wired-room service provider is tiering its offering. Free service will allow "light email and web browsing." The paid service supports VPNs, gaming, video, and music downloads. Pricing of services wasn't disclosed, but it's always varied by property and location served by iBahn.
AT&T expands business hotspot network: They're up to 48,000 hotspots. Not sure which aggregated roaming network they are reselling, but it's not iPass based on the locations and numbers. The AT&T Remote Access network is distinct from their consumer-oriented AT&T FreedomLink, which includes McDonald's locations, Barnes and Noble, and The UPS Store.
Oulu, Finland, plans expansion of Wi-Fi network: The network in Oulu was part of a Nokia trial a few months for dual-mode phones (unlicensed mobile access). The panOulu project will revamp its current network with Strix gear and extend it. It currently comprises 675 access points, 60 of them for outdoor use, and 13 in mobile or nomadic locations, like buses. The new network will add 400 access points through 2007.
Wee-Fi: Short Items for Wednesday, March 7