Santa Clara finds muni WiFi success by matching expectations to reality

2 December 2013 by Steve Blum
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If the City of Santa Clara had promised residents a free all singing, all dancing WiFi broadband service, it would be getting slammed as a failure right about now. The service it launched earlier this year has trouble with throughput to mobile devices and it really doesn’t do a very good job with streaming video.

Instead, the city is trumpeting its success. And deservedly so. According to its recent press release

“The system is getting over a thousand more users per day than we expected during peak periods,” said John Roukema.