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Monday, April 18, 2005

More Muni Wi-Fi

"Should municipalities get in the wi-fi business?" is an article from the SF Chronicle, via Common Dreams, by Adam Werbach. He's id'd as a member of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, but he's also the guy who was elected prez of the Sierra Club when he was 23 a few years back.

So now he's advocating for Municipal Wi-fi, and warning San Franciscans about the coming PR onslaught from big biz. Here's a quote: "During the next year of planning, you're going to be bombarded with messages about how the incompetent, bloated city bureaucracy is going to chase businesses from our town and waste millions of dollars on a fool's quest." Any of this sound familiar, Burlington?
News from the east side of the state. Some citizens from Dalton, NH are investigating locating a Wi-Fi set up on the chimney of the paper mill located in Gilman, VT.
It would serve the locals and prove a valuable alternative to the expensive satillite and slow modem connections now avaliable.
A group is looking at the Island Pond wi-fi set up as an model.
Anything is better than a 28.8 modem connection.
What's the Island Pond set up?
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