Public WiFi That Works

September 26, 2007

This is a great idea! There have been many times I’ve wanted Wireless Internet service in a rest area. I believe that one of the biggest problems with muni WiFi is a lack of understanding the customer. Blanketing a city with WiFi can be a good idea. But why do it unless there is a […]

Celebrate the launch of the Little Tokyo Wi-Fi Project!

April 13, 2007

Little Tokyo UnpluggedCommunity Wi-Fi Wirecutting CeremonySpecial Guest Speaker Councilmember Jan Perry10 AM Thursday, April 19thJapanese American Community and Cultural Center244 S. San Pedro StreetLos Angeles, CA 90013 Users with wireless computers and laptops in the Little Tokyo community will be able to use free wireless Internet services, and access a community website developed by […]

Los Angeles Citywide Municipal Wireless Network

February 14, 2007

As I use my Sprint EVDO card more and more, I have a hard time understanding why this network is needed in Los Angeles where high speed wireless Internet is already available throughout the city from at least two cellular carriers. I don’t believe there is a neighborhood anywhere in Los Angeles that does not […]

Riverside California Municipal Wifi

January 23, 2007

Another municipal wireless network: "Call it a municipal status symbol, but when Phase I of a three-phase rollout becomes available in early February 2007, the City of Riverside will blanket its entire 86 square miles with free wireless Internet network, giving the City an entirely new identity as one of the most wired – or […]

More Free Wi-Fi in LA (Who Knew There Was Free Wi-Fi in LA?)

January 10, 2007

Los Angeles expands public Wi-Fi network found at Muniwireless: "Expect a growth spurt from Los Angeles’ free public wireless Internet service in 2007. Yesterday, the Board of Commissioners of the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles (CRA/LA), the public agency charged with revitalizing the city’s downtown, announced $225,000 in contract extensions and […]

Flexible Wireless Internet While Travelling

December 22, 2006

This week I attended the Funeral of a very dear aunt. Unfortunately, in my line of business I must continue to work even when traveling and on vacation. This forces me to have 2-3 options at any time to gain access to the Internet. I have a Sprint EVDO card, a T-Mobile PDA, a high […]

Does Google’s Mountain View Network Fold Under Pressure?

November 8, 2006

"One of my closest friends is a contractor for FEMA and occupied an apartment in French Quarter of New Orleans. His balcony was located across the street from a node. He told me even sitting on the balcony and trying to check email, it was giving him about 28k best effort. It’s amazing to see […]

Tibet and Monkeyproof Wi-Fi – So Calif Wireless Tonight Thursday 9/28/06

September 28, 2006

That’s right, we are meeting in Sherman Oaks this month. Our time in Pasadena is at an end. The iHop is closed. Time for an upgrade. We found a nice auditorium at the Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Park. Just north of the 101 on Van Nuys Blvd. After some discussion on the SOCALWUG mailing list, […]

Heathrow Public Internet

July 24, 2006

While waiting for our flight home to Los Angeles in June. I turned on the wifi scanner in my PDA. At any given moment there were 10-25 wifi Access Points detected. Internet access was everywhere. See these public Internet kiosks:


June 22, 2006

Philadelphia is set to be home to the world’s largest wireless Internet network, encompassing approximately 135 square miles of  metropolitan area, and reaching approximately 1.5 million people. This symposium at Temple University outlines the scope of the Wireless Philadelphia project as envisioned by the people who crafted it, and explores other dimensions of the rapidly-evolving […]