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Late last week, the Chicago Wireless Internet Zone initiative published the final RFP soliciting bids to deliver citywide Wi-Fi. Esme Vos of MuniWireless offers analysis, including a run-down of the desired business model. Put simply, she says, "this RFP strongly discourages funding models that require any financial input from the City"; financial input from users, however, is fair game.

 
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