Publicly accessible Wi-Fi mesh networks are being deployed in cities around the world, providing new capabilities and services for citizens and subscribers. GTP MetroMesh broadband Internet access can be deployed more quickly, with lower capital costs and operating expenses per subscriber than competing technologies, with the following benefits:
- Speed - True broadband speed provides greater than one Mbps symmetrical throughput.
- Economics - Lower capital expenditure and operating costs, plus quick installation means reaching more customers faster than wireline technologies.
- Service quality - Local and national surveys show that customers are overwhelmingly happy with their municipal Wi-Fi service and ability to access the network from home and around town.
High-speed wireless access with GTP and its MetroMesh Solution partners are deploying in cities around the world.
- Economic Development - Granbury, Texas and Derry, Ireland are using GTP wireless connectivity to help drive economic development.
- Increase Educational Opportunities - Amory, Mississippi and Antigua/Barbuda have installed Wi-Fi to help raise achievement levels and ensure that all students have the benefit of Internet access.
- Extend the College Campus - Colgate University, Sonora Institute of Technology Public University (Obregon, Mexico) and Minnesota State University - Moorhead students connect anywhere, anytime on campus or around town.
- Improve Quality of Life - St. Cloud, Florida and Chaska, Minnesota offer citywide Wi-Fi in part to make their cities a more attractive place to live.
- Cost Effective Service - Argyroupolis, Greece and Bear Creek Homeowners' Association are offering wireless broadband services as a cost effective alternative where other choices were not cosst effective, unreliable, or limited.
- Location-Based Advertising - CBS offers a free Wi-Fi HotZone around Times Square in New York which is funded by location-based advertising.