EarthLink Cutting Wireless?

They call it stormy muni

Dan Jones, Mobile Editor

November 19, 2007

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EarthLink Cutting Wireless?

5:50 PM -- So it seems as if EarthLink Inc. (Nasdaq: ELNK) could bow to the inevitable and get out of the municipal WiFi mesh game altogether.

The firm said that it won't spend any more on its muni projects and is examining "strategic alternatives" for the unit. Much of its flagship projects are already struggling, and now Philadelphia looks to be in trouble.

I'm not, however, going to do the mesh gloom-and-doom dance just yet. EarthLink apparently tried to take on too much. Despite that, the municipal mesh wireless equipment market is still growing. Its just that smaller towns are buying into mesh, rather than the massive cities. (See Mesh on the Up & Up?)

— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Unstrung

About the Author(s)

Dan Jones

Mobile Editor

Dan is to hats what Will.I.Am is to ridiculous eyewear. Fedora, trilby, tam-o-shanter -- all have graced the Jones pate during his career as the go-to purveyor of mobile essentials.

But hey, Dan is so much more than 4G maps and state-of-the-art headgear. Before joining the Light Reading team in 2002 he was an award-winning cult hit on Broadway (with four 'Toni' awards, two 'Emma' gongs and a 'Brian' to his name) with his one-man show, "Dan Sings the Show Tunes."

His perfectly crafted blogs, falling under the "Jonestown" banner, have been compared to the works of Chekhov. But only by Dan.

He lives in Brooklyn with cats.

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