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Ocean City, N.J., Goes Wireless

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Ocean City, N.J., Goes Wireless

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Ocean City, N.J., Goes Wireless

Ocean City, N.J., Goes Wireless

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Maybe you're spending time at the beach, away from e-mail or the phone. But if your beach of choice is in Ocean City, N.J., you'll never have that trouble again.

The city is planning a citywide wireless network by next summer. Tourists will pay a $6 access charge. They'll get electronic wristbands that pay for access to the beach, to food and to parking.

And no matter where they are in Ocean City, they'll be able to access all the e-mail from the office they were trying to escape.