New “Modified Wireless Oakland” plan could bring hotspots to Oakland Twp.

A proposal for a new high-speed wireless Internet provider may give
Oakland Township residents north of Gunn Road a reliable connection and
some free hotspots at the Paint Creek Cider Mill and areas in downtown

David Simmet, vice president of operations for Air Advantage, said that
the Frankenmuth-based company has created a service area that will
encompass the northern half of the township. If the proposal is
accepted, it could prove very helpful to the individuals living in rural
areas who are unable to access the Internet. The service is set to
cover a total of 13 counties.


Oakland County Deputy County Executive Phil Bertolini presented to the
plan to members of the Oakland Township Board of Trustees July 12.
“We had a program named Wireless Oakland in 2005,” Bertolini said. “We
were a victim of the economy – the investors went south. This is a
modified version.”

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