A WIRELESS CITY

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FYI: Council Speaker Gifford Miller relayed his plan to connect low-income neighborhoods to a massive, city-wide wireless web at a hearing yesterday exploring how limited access to broadband impacts the city’s small businesses and community development efforts. Miller’s plan for expanding access builds on existing broadband connections at public libraries and schools. He wants these institutions to post wireless antennae on their buildings so area groups can tap into the network with a minimal one-time investment for the necessary hardware. Check out Clive Thompson’s examination of similar efforts in other cities in the City Limits archive. [12/11/02]