Municipal Wifi That Works

Aron Schatz
June 29, 2006

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In Tempe, AZ, they have a municipal wifi network for everyone that works. Emergency workers use the system to help in their jobs.


The pictures in Jensen's van are sent through the city wireless network to an emergency operation center, where important decisions can be made. "In my (business), you need to make some decisions really quick. That is what this allows us to do," he said. As a specialist in hazardous materials, Jensen gets called in when there is a chemical leak or a suspicious substance that might pose a danger to the public. To find out, Jensen looks at it in a microscope. Often the pictures must be examined further. Through the wireless network, they can be e-mailed to a lab in seconds.


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