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Verizon Shutters Affordable, Unlimited OmniLynx Wi-Fi Program For Alabama School District

Sat Nov 07 10:11:49 EST 2015 | Hot Hardware
Less than a year after it made an arrangement with the Huntsville City, AL school district to provide affordable Internet access to local residents, Verizon has decided to renege on the deal. Sometimes, a deal is too good to be true, but other times, it could simply have a time limit. The program, called OmniLynx, was one orchestrated by the school district and approved by Verizon. In the beginning, Verizon was very happy with the details, but today, its tune has changed. In an official statemen..

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Less than a year after it made an arrangement with the Huntsville City, AL school district to provide affordable Internet access to local residents, Verizon has decided to renege o..
In an unfortunate turn of events, those who receive affordable Internet access through OmniLynx, a Huntsville, Alabama school system effort to provide low-cost WiFi in partnership ..
Less than a year after starting OmniLynx, a program that provided low-cost WiFi access to schools in Huntsville, Alabama, Verizon is cutting ties with it. As reported by WHNT-TV, t..
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