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SF Muni WiFi hearing on Privacy and Dig Incl.
Date Friday May 19
Time 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location Details
City Hall Room 263, or you can watch/chat online see description for details
Event Type Meeting
Organizer/AuthorKimo Crossman
The main topics will be Privacy and Digital Inclusion, but you can speak about anything regarding the WiFi initiative

Privacy - includes library-like privacy for people who are undocumented migrant workers, those without credit cards (required for usage), members of unpopular political groups.

Digital Inclusion - includes training and computers for those who need it, coverage that meets the RFP requirements of 95% outdoor / 90% indoor and at real-world bandwidth speeds (not something slightly over dial-up currently offered).

City Hall - Room 263, Agenda is here:

If you cannot attend in person - you may watch cable channel (26 or 78) or live video streaming at (select SFGTV or SFGTV2)

There will be an IRC online chatroom setup at:
chatroom #techconnect

you can use the chat client here:

ACLU, EFF and EPIC have sent four letters to San Francisco - advocating for Municipal WiFi with privacy protections - I believe that they have received no response from the city and it appears that the RFP and other aspects of the TechConnect initiative have largely not addressed the issues they have persistently raised.

read the 4 letters here:

San Francisco Chronicle editorial 5/10/06 "Hidden cost of 'free' wireless"

For all the details on the San Francisco WiFi process see the blog:

Added to the calendar on Friday May 12th, 2006 11:41 AM

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