Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Surprise! Midwest Fiber tanks on city job

The failure of Midwest Fiber Networks to deliver on its agreement to establish a wireless network for Milwaukee should come as no surprise to anybody, including the mayor and aldermen who backed it. This is basically a firm with a very minimal track record that got a somewhow convinced city officials -- who must have really, really really wanted to be convinced -- that it could pull this off. The city did not issue an Request for Proposals or a Request for Qualifications. This did not pass the smell test from Day 1.

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