Toronto Readies Massive Downtown Hotspot

Toronto Hydro Telecom's recently installed a six-square kilometer Wi-Fi hotspot in downtown Toronto that will deliver Internet upload and download rates at a consistent 5 Mbps. The Wi-Fi deployment called OneZone is the largest in Canada. That's not saying much though. What about the fact that independent testing firm Novarum Inc. believes the performance surpasses that of 41 major Wi-Fi hotspots, including those in Philadelphia and Google's network in Mountain View? Yeah, that's much more interesting. The Toronto deployment is scheduled to launch commercially on March 7. I'll be personally testing it out.

"OneZone's performance is, on average, five times faster than any of the other network we tested," said Ken Biba, a Novarum analyst.

News source: InformationWeek

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