The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers recently voted to confirm a new standard for 802.11n Wi-Fi, which allows transmission speeds of up to 6 times faster than current wireless.
This is one more good reason to reject municipal Wi-Fi (for others, see here). Every single method of data transmission – from zip drives to vinyl records to dial-up to conventional television run from coaxial cables – has become obsolete. Now, its just a matter of time before Wi-Fi as we know it does too. What happens then, when after spending millions dollars for their boondoggles, munis realize their investments reap obsolete returns?