FullertonWireless is a free wireless service of the City of Fullerton and its business community that provides Internet connectivity to visitors in downtown Fullerton.
The Redevelopment Agency for the City of Fullerton has authorized a pilot project to create a wireless mesh network in a 24-block area of downtown Fullerton. The mesh network is to be based on current standards-based technology. Access will be offered free of charge to visitors to the downtown area of Fullerton during the pilot project phase. The Internet must be accessible wirelessly in all outdoor areas of the downtown specified in the Scope of Work. Businesses must also have the option and the ability to extend coverage indoors with additional equipment.
If the pilot project is successful, consideration will be given to expanding the network into other areas of the City where many other institutions and agencies are likely to become major beneficiaries and supporters. Consequently, the wireless mesh network in downtown Fullerton must be designed with the capability of being able to support many additional potential users and applications.
A network that is owned by the City and/or a public-private partnership must be a turn-key installation that can be operated and maintained by a third party. We would like to initiate the trial of the wireless network in the downtown area beginning July 1, 2004 and continuing for at least six months.
The network must have some type of mechanism for recording the number of users at any given time and the length of use per connection. It may be necessary to monitor other parameters of use as well such as the intensity of bandwidth usage per person. Because it may be necessary to block users who are abusing the system, an Acceptable Use Policy will need to be developed and accepted by those who log onto the network.
City of Fullerton
303 W. Commonwealth Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832