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Assessing Municipal Wireless Network Projects: The Case of Wi-Fi Philadelphia

The City of Philadelphia adopted an ambitious broadband internet plan to provide the city with comprehensive wireless coverage. The decision to adopt this project involved a tradeoff between the benefit of high-speed service to all residents and cost of the project. The project represents breaking a relatively new ground, with few experiences of other government agencies to rely upon for guidance. This paper suggests the use of system dynamics modelling as a means to assess project risk and the result of the model simulation reveals the inherent risk of price manipulation by competitive service providers.

Publication Information
Article Title: Assessing Municipal Wireless Network Projects: The Case of Wi-Fi Philadelphia
Journal: E-Government: An International Journal (2008)
Vol. 5, No. 3
Author(s): Lee, Sang M;  Kim, G.;  Kim, J.;  Park, S.
Researcher Information
    
Lee, Sang M
Lee, Sang M
Emeritus
Expertise:
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Information Systems
  • International - Europe
  • International - South and Central America
  • International - Asia
Management
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