In Taiwan, Few People Use City-Commissioned WiFi Network

Despite the ubiquity of an extensive wireless network commissioned by the city government in Taipei, Taiwan -- with 4,100 hot spot access points reaching 90 percent of the population -- just 40,000 of Taipei's 2.6 million residents have agreed to pay for the service since January. That such a vast and reasonably priced wireless network has attracted so few users in an otherwise tech-hungry metropolis should give pause to civic leaders in Chicago, Philadelphia and dozens of other American cities that are building wireless networks of their own.

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