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Jan 13

Wireless Ypsi, Where Tension Is Hard To Dispute

Comments (4) 12:30 PM posted by admin |

Thanks to two excellent articles by Nathan Bomey in AnnArbor.com‘s Sunday edition of the paper, Wireless Ypsi is getting some great publicity. It’s only fair that I share this with everyone.

From AnnArbor.com / Wireless Washtenaw: What Happened?

From AnnArbor.com / Wireless Washtenaw stimulus application gets county’s endorsement despite Wireless Ypsi’s emergence

From Muniwireless.com / Wireless Washtenaw revisited: controversy over a countywide network

From WiFiNetNews.com / Private county wireless network in Michigan has government’s ear despite lack of funding, uptake


The second year of Wireless Ypsi opened in January with the project just having eclipsed 10,000 users.

On April 5th after partnering with Wireless Ypsi, the Depot Town Community Development Corporation announces wireless internet service in Riverside Park.

The project breaks the 20,000 mark on April 30th.

In June, Wireless Ypsi is named a finalist by the Michigan Business Review for an Innovation award.

At the beginning of July, the Rivers Edge Apartments near EMU go completely wireless.

On July 16th, Wireless Ypsi wins one of the three Innovation awards for technology.

On August 24th, Wireless Ypsi passes 30,000 users.

On December 31st, Wireless Ypsi finishes the year with 40,065 users.

A significant portion of Ypsilanti is blanketed by free wireless internet service. It’s something people have now just come to expect. Thanks to everyone who has helped make this possible.

4 Comments »

  1. Comment by BF
    January 14, 2010 @ 12:16 pm


    Kudos.

    Not quite iPhone app store numbers , but impressive nonetheless.

  2. Comment by kjc
    January 22, 2010 @ 1:47 pm


    My friend who lives in Ypsi, works in Ann Arbor, was telling me she can use Wireless Ypsi with no problem in Ann Arbor. But she lives in Depot Town (at the top of the bridge at Huron) and can’t get a signal in her apt.

    Why is that?

  3. Comment by brobb
    January 22, 2010 @ 2:43 pm


    You can view a public map of where we have radios HERE. You’ll need to resize the map so that Ypsilanti fills the map window.

    Service areas are determined by availability to bandwidth and those willing to host and purchase radios.

    Have your friend email us at noc@ypsi.com and we’ll see what we can do to stretch service into her neighborhood.

  4. Comment by kjc
    January 22, 2010 @ 8:02 pm


    cool. thank you.

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