, September 24, 2003 - Wireless public networks are a public amenity, like trees or the air conditioning

From Article:

We think all that Wi-Fi in the public places should be regarded as an amenity, following the example trees for a park, or the air conditioning for the stores.

The true return on investment for free public Wi-Fi is not measured in dollars. For Downtown Alliance, to deploy a public wireless network incites people to move into downtown, to remain there. A part then will start to attend the trade on the spot.

(translated from French)