It’s not the concept of city Wi-Fi that’s dead. It is rather the overhyped idea to blanket a whole city with Wi-Fi without a long-term sustainable business model that has passed away.
Aptilo has many deployments worldwide that testify that municipal Wi-Fi can be successful.
One example is the Canton (State) of Fribourg in Switzerland that took the approach to deploy multiple Wi-Fi access zones at various public locations with high demand for connectivity, instead of covering the whole city with a Wi-Fi mesh network.
City of Lompoc in California is a good example of how also a small city (50K residents) can get the muni Wi-Fi business model to work utilizing the Aptilo Managed Service™ reducing the cost of operation of the network.
Learn more about the Aptilo municipal Wi-Fi solution.