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Journal prostoalex's Journal: San Franciscans against free Google WiFi

Davis Freeberg is reporting from San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting, where Google and EarthLink discussed their plans for free Wi-Fi for the city. It seems that quite a few activist groups were either thinking that public funds were given to Google and EarthLink, or the license to build a Wi-Fi cloud is comparable to Comcast's exclusive license to provide cable high speed Internet, and hence some weird demands ensued: "Some of the crazier demands that were suggested at the meeting included a requirement for every San Francisco renter to sign a lease addendum with their landlords before being allowed to install a WiFi card in their PC, forcing Google to agree to transport kids back and forth to the Zoo in their Google busses and a requirement for EarthLink to pay the electrical costs for running computers in order to prevent brownouts."

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