Oooh! D. C. Denison reports in yesterday’s Boston Globe that the city of Somerville is considering setting up an urban hot zone in Davis Square to provide free wi-fi to customers of participating businesses and three parks. The cost to merchants is expected to be approximately $30 per month with no charge to the city for access in the parks.
This is a great idea conceived by Wi-Fi activist Michael Oh of Tech Superpowers (who first setup the NewburyOpen.net hot zone prototype along Newbury Street) and Patrick J. McCormick, the chief information officer for the City of Somerville.
[by way of Wi-Fi Networking News]