Thursday, 6 November 2008

Meraki Introduces 'Main Street WiFi' for Cities and Towns{A37EB3B0-C3F0-40C2-B49F-A39D29EBF215}
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 05, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Meraki, an award-winning provider of wireless mesh networking solutions, today announced the first-ever Main Street WiFi Starter Pack to assist any town or business district deploy broadband wireless access across a full square mile.

"WiFi has changed the perception of our town and has brought more people into the downtown area. Finding Meraki was like a breath of fresh air -- their solution let us deploy and enjoy the results and not get bogged down in configuration and support," said Brent Graden, Economic Director, City of Prestonsburg, Kentucky.

Cities and towns around the globe are deploying Meraki networks in neighborhoods, business districts, and along Main Street where free, high- speed wireless access is attracting visitors and driving commerce. Neighborhood businesses in Boston launched a free WiFi network in Harvard Square in June 2008, and in just four months the network has provided reliable WiFi access to more than 25,000 users. Vista, CA; Nashua, NH, Ypsilanti, MI, and Coelemu, Chile are just a handful of the other cities and towns who have deployed Meraki wireless solutions. To learn more about their networks and the Meraki Main Street WiFi offer, visit
Meraki devices are powerful plug-and-play wireless devices that serve as a gateway, repeater, and access point all in one. After they are plugged into a power source, Meraki devices immediately talk to each other over the Internet to form a network. Meraki's software-as-a-service (SaaS) enabled management Dashboard ensures that connectivity across the entire network is optimized and reliable. Together, Meraki's hardware and software deliver WiFi in a fraction of the deployment time, a fraction of the management time, and a fraction of the cost versus other solutions.

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