Sunday, December 04, 2005

Bad Karma - over free WiFi

"Hours after New Orleans officials announced Tuesday that they would deploy a city-owned, wireless Internet network in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, regional phone giant BellSouth Corp. withdrew an offer to donate one of its damaged buildings that would have housed new police headquarters, city officials said yesterday.

According to the officials, the head of BellSouth's Louisiana operations, Bill Oliver, angrily rescinded the offer of the building in a conversation with New Orleans homeland security director Terry Ebbert, who oversees the roughly 1,650-member police force."

Link via Xeni and Clay.

Now, if Bell South is having a hissy fit over a New Orleans Muni WiFi deal wait till the get a load of this. (via Om Malik)