Chicago No Longer Getting Citywide WiFi Network

Though Chicago may be home to great things like deep dish pizza and DA BEARS, it won’t have a citywide WiFi network come 2008. Chicago officials have officially killed the plan that would have given 228 sq. miles of Chicago wireless Internet access. Unfortunately, not enough financing was available for the project to go through, despite companies like EarthLink showing interest. I guess you Chicago residents will have to wait until Sprint unveils its new WiMax network or you’ll have to visit Philly to get your WiFi fix.

Chicago scraps plans for Wi-Fi network [AP]