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Metro21 Executive Director Weighs In On Community WiFi

Metro21 Executive Director Karen Lightman recently spoke to Fierce Wireless to discuss community wi-fi in the U.S., and the lack of government initiative to establish it in urban areas.

"Karen Lightman, executive director of Metro21 at Carnegie Mellon University, told Fierce that government policies can set up roadblocks to smart city initiatives. She said in Pennsylvania, for example, community Wi-Fi is illegal because the city would be considered a competitor to the provider."

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