What Wi-Fi Can Do For Cities

Neil Peirce on the potential impact of wireless Internet on cities.
September 15, 2004, 8am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"The historic reality is that new technologies are like double-bladed knives cutting through history — their positive impacts (like television's amazing imaging revolution) are often offset by unanticipated drawbacks (like TV's social isolation and dumbing-down impacts).

But if areawide Wi-Fi telecommunications can deliver even a fraction of the benefits its advocates see — from democratized broadband Internet to economic openings for the poor to unleashing university skills for cities and regions — then there'll be a lot more to proclaim than its rock-bottom cost. "

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

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Published on Tuesday, September 14, 2004 in The Seattle Times
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