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11/22/2017 10:05:29 PM
Posted: 10/24/2004 5:43:39 AM EST
Yeah, it will be "free", sure it will.

And where will all the AP's, cable, routers and bandwidth come from, Mr. Mayor? Who will install this? Who will maintain it, the "Wireless Fairy"?

Don't you just love socialists?

www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=internetNews&storyID=6576933§ion=news.nyud.net:8090

San Fran wants free citywide WiFi

Fri 22 October, 2004 02:23

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has set a goal of providing free wireless Internet activity in his city that sees itself as a vanguard of the Internet revolution.

"We will not stop until every San Franciscan has access to free wireless Internet service," he said in his annual state of the city address on Thursday. "These technologies will connect our residents to the skills and the jobs of the new economy."

"No San Franciscan should be without a computer and a broadband connection."

He said the city had already made free WiFi service available at Union Square, a central shopping and tourist hub, and would add access to several other sections of the city including Civic Centre around City Hall.

The stadium where the San Francisco Giants baseball team plays also offers WiFi, a wireless technology that allows a computer with a special modem to connect to the Internet.

Other cities have started setting up large areas of WiFi coverage, including San Jose in Silicon Valley and parts of Long Beach, California.
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 5:51:25 AM EST
WHY do they keep on breeding???
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 5:56:36 AM EST
I dont see wahts so wrong with it. My city is doing the same thing. We are setting up a loctus network. I dont see why this is insane.
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 6:01:24 AM EST

Originally Posted By x5060:
I dont see wahts so wrong with it. My city is doing the same thing. We are setting up a loctus network. I dont see why this is insane.



It's insane because the taxpayer will have to foot the bill. Free my ass.
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 6:02:58 AM EST

"No San Franciscan should be without a computer and a broadband connection."


No San Franciscan should be forced to wait for a dial up connection to deliver porn.
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 6:03:58 AM EST

Originally Posted By IamtheNRA:
WHY do they keep on breeding??? hr


how do they keep on breeding, I thought they were all fags?
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 6:04:49 AM EST

Originally Posted By Fourays2:

Originally Posted By IamtheNRA:
WHY do they keep on breeding???



how do they keep on breeding, I thought they were all fags?




Link Posted: 10/24/2004 6:05:16 AM EST
To paraphrase:

If you think internet access is expensive now, wait until it's free...

Link Posted: 10/24/2004 6:07:55 AM EST

Originally Posted By x5060:
I dont see wahts so wrong with it. My city is doing the same thing. We are setting up a loctus network. I dont see why this is insane.




"We will not stop until every San Franciscan has access to free wireless Internet service,"


The operative word being "free".

TANSTAAFL

I lived in the Bay Area 3 years (2 in the city and 1 in Marin Co.). The people will EXPECT it to be "really" free. They will EXPECT to turn on their computers and just magically have WiFi access and it won't cost them a PENNY because the Mayor told them it's FREE.

And a year or two down the road when there's a budget deficit because the City Council buried this "FREE" wireless network in some line item the people will vote to approve some sort of bond issue to cover it and they'll continue to use their "FREE" internet access... to bitch about the higher taxes they're paying.
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 6:08:30 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/24/2004 6:27:15 AM EST by Boom_Stick]

Originally Posted By Airwolf:
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has set a goal of providing free healthcare and food, his city sees itself as a vanguard of gooberment handouts.

"We will not stop until every San Franciscan has access to free [service/goods/whatever]," he said in his annual state of the city address on Thursday. "These [insert here] will keep our residents well and able to perform skills and the jobs of the new economy."

"No San Franciscan should be without a free lunch."




Fixed it for him!
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