N.H. City Launches Chamber-Sponsored Hotspot

Unwilling to wait for large ISPs to build Wi-Fi access points in smaller cities, the Greater Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce activates a free downtown hotspot. [internetnews.com]

Campbell expects strong interest in the Portmouth hotspot. During the late 1990s, Portsmouth was the hub of the Granite State technology scene with a slew of Web design shops and other startups. While the Nasdaq crash caused several of these firms to fold, there are still many tech-savvy residents in the city.

“This is a huge (Apple) Mac town,” Campbell said. “And iBooks have had antennas (to access the Internet wirelessly) for years.”

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