Timnath Ending Its Municipal Wi-Fi Network

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) – The town of Timnath is pulling the plug on its municipal Wi-Fi network.

The Coloradoan reports the wireless Internet access network only serves about 45 residents in the Old Town area, and people with access to it say it’s slow and unreliable.

Interim Town Manager and Police Chief Sherri Wagner said last week that upgrades would cost $387,000 a month, because the town would have to rent new high-speed lines that a vendor would bring to the town. Town officials decided to kill the system instead.

Now town officials are trying to figure out how to refund the approximately $70,000 in Wi-Fi impact fees the town collected from building permits to run the network.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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