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MetroFi launches infrastructure services for municipalities

MetroFi, a Mountain View, Calif. company headed up by Covad Communications founder Chuck Haas, has launched its new Wireless Broadband Service for municipal network rollouts at the MuniWireless 2005 conference in San Francisco.

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MetroFi already has partnered with Cupertino and Santa Clara, Calif., to deploy Wi-Fi access in these cities using vendor SkyPilot’s dual-band mesh networking architecture.

“We think that all cities will have ubiquitous Wi-Fi in the next five years or so," Haas, the CEO and co-founder of MetroFi, told Telephony recently. “You’ll see some municipalities that just want to get Wi-Fi out to their residents and businesses, and others that want it for their own government needs, but will then roll it out to residents—MetroFi can manage that part for them.”

For residential service, MetroFi is so far charging $19.95 per month or less for DSL-like speeds (about 1 Mb/s).

Haas founded MetroFi in 2002, after six years with Covad. “I think what we’re doing with MetroFi is better than slogging DSL in the face of telcos for those six years,” he said.

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