The Why-Fie zone

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Many establishments offer wi-fi these days, it is more common than not. However there is one instance that seems to bother me, and I can’t put my finger on exactly why. We offer free Wi-Fi in our library as many libraries do. There is a fee that the library pays for the service, however the fee is not passed on to the taxpayers. Enter the Town with the announcement that they are going to be wired soon so the entire area has service.

So, is that taking the wind out of the library’s sails? Will taxpayers be paying for free wi-fi for residents within that zone?  Will the Library even need to have its own wi-fi? Why bother if the town has a signal that we can use?

I’m interested in hearing if anyone has this overlap in their area, and how is it handled.

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2 responses to “The Why-Fie zone

  1. I don’t have any wisdom to add but just wanted to coment that, I never thought of the possiblity of a whole town being wired for wi-fi. Interesting idea. Is this being implemented in anywhere yet?

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