Marietta Hoping to go Wireless

By: Cathleen Moxley Email
By: Cathleen Moxley Email

The city of Marietta is working to go wireless; hoping to upgrade the current broadband network so that a signal can be reached throughout the city and beyond.

Mayor Michael Mullen met with the Washington County Commission Thursday to discuss a request for $470,000 in stimulus money for the project.

Mayor Mullen says it would benefit everything from monitoring water meters to increasing safety and public service.

"We want to be in the lead of technology; be able to say 'we are wireless and ready.' The city of Marietta is embracing the knowledge-based economy of the future," Mayor Mullen said.

Mayor Mullen says an upgraded network would be a cheaper and faster distribution of wireless signals.

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  • by Anonymous on Apr 3, 2009 at 12:53 PM
    Hey Chuck - Maybe Heidi can help with this project!
  • by charles Location: marietta on Apr 3, 2009 at 08:45 AM
    Everyone is excited that Marietta will one huge Wireless hotspot. We can all cancel our cable and dsl bills, and dial up will be the thing of the past. NOT! This half million dollars will be used to upgrade the system we have for GOVERMENT USE ONLY. "increasing safety and public service." More big brother, MORE stoplight cams, MORE street cams (most of you don't know we already have several, paid for with our tax dollars) They want cameras to watch the fountain, and cameras to watch the veterans memorial. Oh yea, and cameras to spy on people at the Levy in the summer. There will probably be cameras to catch who keep throwing eggs at the Mayors house. Another $500,000 MORE dollars spent in the same four blocks of town. None of this will help the other hundreds of miles of neglected streets, storm sewers, water and sewage lines, sidewalks, dead trees and poorly maintained rail crossings.
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