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Fort Worth expands broadband to 40,000 more residents

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The city will extend its public Wi-Fi network into five neighborhoods where people lack home internet access under a partnership with Cisco.

Fort Worth, Texas, announced it is expanding access to its public Wi-Fi to 40,000 residents in five neighborhoods that currently have limited internet connectivity.

The city’s public network will be extended from municipal buildings like schools, community centers and other facilities into the five neighborhoods — Ash Crescent, Como, Northside, Rosemont and Stop Six — using backhaul in partnership with Cisco and the addition of network access points to utility poles. Deployment is scheduled to be completed this fall.

The effort comes after the coronavirus pandemic exposed the lack of access in the city.

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