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Techconnect Wifi Hearing - What do you Want?

Monday, December 12, 2005
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Event Type:
Kimo Crossman
Location Details:

You'll have three minutes to say what you like at Public Comment. WE GOT HEARINGS!

Anyone, Yes you! Can speak at these hearings, no qualifications, age, voting status, height or technical ability required.

We are going to setup Wifi for Live Blogging, They'll be televised Live on SFGTV cable and Live on SFGTV Internet streaming, we'll have a Live Chat Room (if you can't be there in person), and we are working on some other Techno surprises. You can bring your laptop for a short demo or powerpoint or for Live Chat or Live Blogging.

You can bring Overheads/Slides, Digital cameras for Live Blogging. Video and Audio Recorders, and Extension cords..

Pick one or two of your hot button issues and then

remember (very important) to ask that the RFP reflect community concerns

We aren't against Wifi. We just think maybe it might be good to see what is being considered and to provide suggestions to real people. Not just emails sent off to a generic email address that some low level analyst reads, Maybe.

Do you care about your online anonymity? Your Financial Privacy?
Are you concerned about being tracked all the time by your WIFI connection?
If you drop your land internet connection to save money do you expect WIFI to work better than cable does?
Do you want WIFI to work on BART or MUNI on the Bridges, in the parks, in the tunnels, in the Bay?
Do you want WIFI to work after the Earthquake Disaster?
Do you want WIFI to work well enough to get rid of your land line? cell phone? Cable TV?
Do you think that Nonprofits should get help to get online?
Do you think that this might help with the Digital Divide?
Do you want local advertising dollars currently in Newspapers for Display ads and Yellow Pages to go to a International Search Engine?
Do you want a default search engine that promotes local and unique businesses rather than Big Box retailers on the top listings?
Do you want to make sure that if you start using all these free features that you aren’t later charged for them?
Do you think the City could save a bundle of money standardizing on WIFI for All Communication rather than all the incompatible special public safety radio networks that make vendors rich?

Added to the calendar on Mon, Dec 5, 2005 9:43AM
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