By Any Other Name Instead of "free WiFi", how about calling it "WiFi that somebody else is paying for with no immediately obvious direct costs to consumers in order to boost public opinion for political reasons"? Too long?
Re: By Any Other Name
said by jmn1207: "Taxpayer WiFI" after all the taxpayers are paying for it.
Instead of "free WiFi", how about calling it "WiFi that somebody else is paying for with no immediately obvious direct costs to consumers in order to boost public opinion for political reasons"? Too long?
Re: find the underserved...
said by tmc8080:Of course. What a wonderful idea to make someone only earning $300K per year in one of the most expensive places to live in the whole country pay for everyone else to have free WiFi
Why, mostly the 1% of course.
New York, NY
Re: Free Wi Fi
said by frank124c:You are so right.
Its a known fact that many families are deprived of internet services because they simply cannot afford it. This situation will get worse since Verizon seems intent on forcing its customers off wired telephone lines and onto either FIOS or cell phone service. In this modern world lack of internet service deprives children of educational opportunities. Thus free wi-fi service for home pc's and telephones should be made available to everyone so that poor children and minority children will have the same educational opportunities as everyone else.
Note that the city is making significant progress through some of their ongoing public/private partnerships -
»www.everyoneon.org/offer-and-eli ··· verview/
Still, more needs to be done.