Corona, California gets citywide Wi-Fi from MetroFi

Corona, California (pop. 150,000; 35 square miles or 90 square kilometers ) has signed a deal with MetroFi for citywide Wi-Fi service. According to this article, “the city will get about $18,000 a year from Metro-Fi for allowing the light poles to be used. The free version will require users to allow banner ads publicizing local businesses across the topCorona, California (pop. 150,000; 35 square miles or 90 square kilometers ) has signed a deal with MetroFi for citywide Wi-Fi service. According to this article, “the city will get about $18,000 a year from Metro-Fi for allowing the light poles to be used. The free version will require users to allow banner ads publicizing local businesses across the top of their screens. Subscribers not wanting the ads may pay Metro-Fi $19.95 a month.”

Corona is not far from Diamond Bar, which recently complained that Southern California Edison has refused to cooperate with the city’s plans to deploy a citywide Wi-Fi network (SCE owns pole rights).