Claremont Insider: City Wi-Fi Idea Kaput

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

City Wi-Fi Idea Kaput

The city of Claremont won't be getting into the Wi-Fi business any time soon, the Daily Bulletin reports.

Claremont had looked into providing city-wide wireless access, but has opted out of the Internet service provider biz after discovering that the costs would have been prohibitively high.

Several businesses in the Old Claremont Village offer wireless access, as does the L.A. County Library. In addition there is a wireless hotspot around City Hall.

The Bulletin reported that the city may still look into setting up wireless hotspots in high traffic areas, such as the new Village Expansion area and the Old School House area where the Trader Joe's is going in at Foothill and Indian Hill.