Local investors have rescued Philadelphia's citywide Wi-Fi network.
Former Verizon executive Mark Rupp is part of an effort to complete and improve the $17 million project that was built but abandoned last week by EarthLink, according to a report Tuesday in the Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter said during a news conference Tuesday that no public funds would be used to complete or operate the project, although no further financial details were released.
The group plans to create an ad-supported service that would be free to residents, but businesses would be charged, according to the investment group.
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