Municipal Wi-Fi raises privacy concerns

Thursday, 26 April 2007, 2:12 AM EST

The launch Monday of a new "mesh" Wi-Fi system in London City -- the roughly mile-square area of London that houses the bulk of the financial district -- is part of a rapidly accelerating trend in municipal Wi-Fi systems.

The Cloud, for instance, was just recently founded in January 2003, but in that short time has become one of the leading providers of Wi-Fi service in Europe. The company's Metro Wi-Fi unit is currently involved in developing or operating Wi-Fi systems in more than 30 European cities, and the company has plans to expand across the continent.

At CIO Today.

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