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Assessing municipal wireless network projects: the case of Wi-Fi Philadelphia

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. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Electronic Government, an International Journal Inderscience Publishers

Assessing municipal wireless network projects: the case of Wi-Fi Philadelphia

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Publisher
Inderscience Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. All rights reserved
ISSN
1740-7494
eISSN
1740-7508
DOI
10.1504/EG.2008.018872
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Abstract

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.

Journal

Electronic Government, an International JournalInderscience Publishers

Published: Jan 1, 2008

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