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Dublin, Ohio, Rolls out Citywide Wi-Fi


October 9, 2006 By

The city of Dublin, Ohio, has installed a citywide wireless network to improve public safety and stimulate economic growth. The city, which is located in the northwest area of metropolitan Columbus, will connect the wireless mesh outdoor technology to the existing fiber network system.

Dublin's police and municipal workers will be able to use the wireless network bandwidth to access a number of applications, such as real-time police video monitoring, high-speed data access for police cruisers, mobility for first responders and mobile field inspection.

"This municipal wireless deployment will allow residents, businesses and city employees of Dublin to have mobile access to the Internet," said Dublin Mayor Marilee Chinnici-Zuercher. "Our primary goals of this outdoor Wi-Fi network are to enhance public safety and improve the city's operational efficiencies while also encouraging and creating growth opportunities for locally owned companies and residents."

The initial deployment of the system will be followed by a citywide extension of the wireless mesh network. "Our new Wi-Fi network advances the technology-based economy that is instrumental to the future economic development of the City of Dublin and all of Central Ohio," said Chinnici-Zuercher.

October 16th will be wireless day in Dublin, and other communities in the vicinity will be able to see the mesh network demonstrated. Along with the network, Dublin's Mobile Command Post (MCP), a city police department mobile communications vehicle installed with a wireless mobile router, will be on hand for demonstration.


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