Glendale, CA to issue RFP for municipal wireless network

Glendale, California’s city council has passed a resolution to issue a Request for Proposals for a municipal wireless broadband network. Initially the city council thought of setting up a network only for public safety purposes, but over time, they changed their minds and decided to open it up to public access as well. The city will look for a privateGlendale, California’s city council has passed a resolution to issue a Request for Proposals for a municipal wireless broadband network. Initially the city council thought of setting up a network only for public safety purposes, but over time, they changed their minds and decided to open it up to public access as well. The city will look for a private company to build, own and run the network (on a non-exclusive basis) using city property such as lamp posts to mount wireless nodes. Glendale has 300,000 residents and covers 30 square miles (78 square kilometers).

Next door neighbor Pasadena recently selected EarthLink as the winner of their citywide Wi-Fi bid.