Saturday, March 11, 2006

San Francisco Moves Closer to Free Wi-Fi

Hi everyone! Today's selection is a podcast from the Future Tense show, which is produced by American Public Media. In this podcast, Jon Gordon interviews several experts about a proposal to build a free city-wide wireless network in San Francisco. This podcast was posted to the web on 24 February 2006 at:

The show notes included:

"Internet powerhouses Google and Earthlink have partnered to build a free citywide wireless network in San Francisco. Theirs is one of six proposals to build an all-encompassing wi-fi network in the city. Many other cities, from Minneapolis to Philadelphia, are moving toward municipal wi-fi. But all eyes are on San Francisco. Under the proposal from Google and EarthLink, Google would provide free access at speeds of about 300 kilobits per second -- on the slow end of broadband. Earthlink would offer higher speeds for a monthly fee."

I hope you enjoy this podcast!

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APM's Future Tense Podcast

Future Tense is a daily program that chronicles the social impact of computers, the Internet, and technology in general. Future Tense is produced by American Public Media.



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