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San Franciscans against free Google WiFi

prostoalex (308614) writes | more than 7 years ago

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Davis Freeberg is reporting from San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting, where Google and EarthLink discussed their plans for free Wi-Fi for the city. It seems that quite a few activist groups were either thinking that public funds were given to Google and EarthLink, or the license to build a Wi-Fi cloud is comparable to Comcast's exclusive license to provide cable high speed Internet,

Davis Freeberg is reporting from San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting, where Google and EarthLink discussed their plans for free Wi-Fi for the city. It seems that quite a few activist groups were either thinking that public funds were given to Google and EarthLink, or the license to build a Wi-Fi cloud is comparable to Comcast's exclusive license to provide cable high speed Internet, and hence some weird demands ensued: "Some of the crazier demands that were suggested at the meeting included a requirement for every San Francisco renter to sign a lease addendum with their landlords before being allowed to install a WiFi card in their PC, forcing Google to agree to transport kids back and forth to the Zoo in their Google busses and a requirement for EarthLink to pay the electrical costs for running computers in order to prevent brownouts."

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