Houston, Chicago, SF Put Proposed Wi-Fi Networks On Hold.

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Judy Keen USA Today

Plans to blanket cities across the nation with low-cost or free wireless Internet access are being delayed or abandoned because they are proving to be too costly and complicated.

Houston, San Francisco, Chicago and other cities are putting proposed Wi-Fi networks on hold.

"Wi-Fi woes everywhere you turn," says Russell Hancock of Silicon Valley Network, a troubled Wi-Fi project for 40 towns in California's high-tech corridor.

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