Delray Beach cancels Wi-Fi contract

The city of Delray Beach, Florida has decided to terminate the contract with E-Path Communications, the company that the city hired to deploy a wireless hotzone. E-Path says they had problems getting wireless equipment on utility light poles. But the city is fed up with the company’s excuses.

E-Path’s countywide wireless deployment in Long Island, New York is also delayed. In the past I expressed serious doubts about Suffolk and Nassau counties’ decision to go with a provider that has very little experience in building very large wireless networks. So the Delray decision comes as no surprise.