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Bell South snubs New Orleans

Throws toys out of the pram over wi-fi
Tue Dec 06 2005, 07:53
TELEPHONE outfit BellSouth has thrown its toys out of the pram over New Orleans' new wi-fi network.

After the floods devastated New Orleans, BellSouth kindly offered to donate one of its damaged buildings to house the new police headquarters.

However it seems that BellSouth's offer was conditional on New Orleans not going through with a plan to build a free city wi-fi network.

Within an hour of the scheme going live yesterday, head of BellSouth´s Louisiana operations, Bill Oliver, angrily rescinded the offer of the building in a conversation with New Orleans homeland security director Terry Ebbert, who oversees the 1,650-member police force.

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