Last updated: February 21, 2008 - 10:07am
SAN FRANCISCO'S WI-FI DREAM LIVES ON
[SOURCE: C-Net|News.com, AUTHOR: Marguerite Reardon]
Citywide Wi-Fi is not dead in San Francisco. At least that's what the city's chief information officer Chris Vein said Monday at a panel at the MuniWireless conference in Santa Clara, Calif. Vein told attendees at the conference that the city is simply "taking a deep breath" while it figures out its next step. "Nothing has changed in terms of our strategy," he said. "A lot has happened in the last three years, so we are at the stage now where we're listening and learning to figure out what our next move should be." That said, Vein added that he fully expects the initiative to move forward and take shape in the Mayor Gavin Newsom's next term. Newsom, who in 2004 put forth the idea of offering free Wi-Fi access to all citizens, is expected to easily win his re-election campaign in November. And Vein said that the mayor expects to have an even more "audacious" term this time around.
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