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Now San Francisco to be world's biggest (free) WiFi hotspot

Ryan Block , @ryan
10.22.04
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San Francisco WiFi

We're not going to get into that whole "where the money could be spent" better discussion, but it does at least make a little more sense that San Francisco wants to give that whole municipal WiFi thing a go (compared to Philly, anyway). And yes, it fits, Mayor Newsom stating "We will not stop until every San Franciscan has access to free wireless Internet service," being that SF is one of the last decently socialist American cities. But with ugly unemployment rates and unaffordable everything else, we're still not sure Internet access (or lack thereof) is what's keeping San Francisco behind right; either way, we'll see how quickly this one falls on its face.

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