Wilkes-Barre, Penn., selects Frontier Communications to build muni Wi-Fi network

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania has chosen Frontier Communications to deploy its citywide Wi-Fi network. The network will be used for public Internet access and public safety (among others, wireless camera surveillance). Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania has chosen Frontier Communications to deploy its citywide Wi-Fi network. The network will be used for public Internet access and public safety (among others, wireless camera surveillance).

Last month, we posted the city’s RFP announcement. You can find out more details about the city’s plan here (includes link to RFP documents).

According to this article in the Times-Leader, “Frontier Communications is part of Citizens Communications Company (NYSE: CZN), a full-service communications provider and one of the largest exchange telephone companies in the country. Ken Arndt, vice president and general manager of Frontier Pennsylvania, attended the press conference on Public Square. He said Frontier employs more than 1,000 people in Pennsylvania and more than 6,000 in 23 states.”