Sunday, July 02, 2006

Taipei, Wi-Fi City

Taipei, the capital city of Taiwan, was certified today as the city with the widest Wi-Fi coverage in the world by Ji Wire Inc., an overseas enterprise with hedquarters in San Francisco, USA.
This recognition was granted to the city for its wireless internet coverage, that reaches about 90% of the city's territory, and allows its usage to some 2.3 million people. The intention of the Taiwanese authorities is that, in a short term, the entire capital territory and its population may have access to this service through the giant Wi-Fi system.
Such internet service is a high quality one; according to Ji Wire's general maganer, it provides a fast and stable connection.
I think that this is a very interesting (and unique) project, in fact many people would think that providing wireless internet service to a whole big city like Taipei would be virtually impossible, but here they are showing the world that working hard and positively will always help us to reach the most unthinkable goals. Maybe some day, a project like this could be developed for a bigger city such as New York, London, or Tokyo. But, in the meanwhile, this can be considered as a starting point of an important era that will allow massive access to the internet, and therefore, to many other web based services.
Congratulations to the city of Taipei.


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