September 10, 2000
Chicago Internet Street Fair - without the Internet
Author: JT Smith
It sounded like a great idea: close off a street and have 200 technology companies fill the block with displays and glitz. The only probelm, says the Chicago Tribune, was that there was no Internet; event organizers and exhibitors say the DSL routers that were supposed to provide connectivity never worked, even though Chicago's local telco, Ameritech, claims they had everything up and running less than an hour after the party began.