Downtown Internet hot-spot trial to begin next week
by Eric Snyder --
Sep 28, 2005 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Unable to show off the wireless Internet hot-spots at September’s city council meeting because the necessary hardware hadn’t yet been installed, members of the Cadiz Retail Task Force have been “promised” the hot-spots will be ready by time the Council meets on Oct. 4.

“We can’t gripe about [the delay],” Paul Fourshee, a member of the Task Force said, because the city is getting a large discount.

“They were wanting to see it happen in a small town,” Fourshee said of Sarcom, Inc., the Louisville-based company that is providing the hardware.

He said Sarcom is used to much larger clients — like the entire chain of Marriott hotels, for instance.

Fourshee and fellow Task Force member Cindy Sholar said the installation of two Wi-Fi radios — the devices which creates a bubble allowing computers to wirelessly access the Internet — was delayed because they hadn’t been shipped from the factory.

Fourshee spoke to members of the Rotary Club Tuesday, Sept. 20, about Wi-Fi hot-spots, how they are used and what costs they will incur.

He told Rotary that Wi-Fi Internet will be an attractive utility for many people, ranging from tourists to businesses to the customers that visit them.

The radios will use two DSL lines already in use by City government and an anonymous merchant is covering costs associated with the two radios — meaning that the creation of the two hot-spots — which would cover Main Street from the Janice Mason Art Museum to the Christian Church, Renaissance Square, Marion Street and along the courthouse — will not cost the city anything.

For the rest of this story, please see this week's edition of The Cadiz Record.
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