Citywide Wi-Fi costs $150,000 per square mile in maintenance costs over 5 years

JupiterResearch has come to the conclusion that the average cost of building and maintaining a municipal wireless network is $150,000 per square mile over 5 years. The report goes on to say that about half of the initiatives today to create city or county-backed wireless networks will not even break even, even if they charge end users as much as $25 per month in subscription fees.