What’s up with the WiFi on Miami Beach?
It’s there but it’s just not working, yet? I heard 5 Million to get this sucker up and running … MIA > IBM > UGH
What is the status of the work necessary to get WiFi live?
In late April, following IBM’s analysis of the independent test results, IBM requested that the City provide additional mounting assets for WiFi devices and power resources. The City has worked diligently to comply with this request and expects to be completed in June. Then, IBM can deploy the necessary WiFi devices to fill in the coverage gaps found during network testing and resolve any remaining network issues.
Has the system been through a secondary testing period yet?
No, this Final Acceptance Testing will begin following the completion of the work by IBM to deploy the necessary WiFi devices to fill in the coverage gaps found during network testing and resolve any remaining network issues. This will be governed by the results of the Final Acceptance Testing.
When will service be available in my area?
Wireless Miami Beach is NOT operational yet. Every effort is being made to have the service available as soon as possible but no fixed date has been established for launch.
In February 2006, the City entered into an agreement with IBM to install a secure citywide wireless broadband network, to support public safety and other government use which would also provide free citywide public access.
IBM recently turned the citywide WiFi network to the City of Miami Beach to begin acceptance testing. The City has engaged Jim Geier, founder of Wireless-Nets, Ltd, (Yellow Springs, Ohio) and a renowned expert in wireless-based networks, to conduct citywide tests to validate and verify that the network provided by IBM meets the requirements specified in the contract with the City.
Until then … stay tuned, on someone else’s WiFi signal.