Pleasant Hill, Ca., plans network service extensions

The city of Pleasant Hill, California, hopes a public-private partnership will help it extend Wi-Fi service to its residents and, at the same time, save $390,000 in public funds originally targeted for upgrades to its wireless public safety network.The city of Pleasant Hill, California, hopes a public-private partnership will help it extend Wi-Fi service to its residents and, at the same time, save $390,000 in public funds originally targeted for upgrades to its wireless public safety network.

According to a report in the Contra Costa Times, “the council’s move to get free Internet access to the whole city is a service to the residents who have asked for it, city officials said.”

The plan seeks to save on the cost of upgrades to the network, originally deployed in 2005 to provide Wi-Fi service to the city’s police department.

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