A future for wi-fi here?

May 15, 2008

The Daily News reports, “Greg Goldman still sees a future for Wireless Philadelphia, the nonprofit firm set up three years ago to help city residents gain access to Internet service. Just don’t ask him what it might be.”

Source: A future for wi-fi here?

Nonprofit chief: Citywide wifi is still alive

May 15, 2008

The Inquirer reports, “The city’s ambitious wireless network initiative, targeted for extinction by EarthLink Inc., remains “alive and kicking,” despite all signs to the contrary, the head of the nonprofit created to spread Internet access to the poor said yesterday.”

Source: Nonprofit chief: Citywide wifi is still alive

Wireless network nears scrap heap

May 14, 2008

The Inquirer reports, “Philadelphia’s citywide wireless network, which drew international attention and praise when it was launched, is likely to be scrapped.”

Source: Wireless network nears scrap heap

EarthLink pulls plug on Philly Wi-Fi

May 14, 2008

USA Today reports, “EarthLink is pulling the plug on its troubled wireless high-speed Internet network in Philadelphia, once touted as a model for how big cities should deploy Wi-Fi.”

Source: EarthLink pulls plug on Philly Wi-Fi

Nutter against city money for wireless

May 8, 2008

The Metro reports, “Mayor Michael Nutter said yesterday that the city has no plans to spend ‘additional dollars’ to keep alive a citywide wireless Internet program created by former Mayor John Street.”

Source: Nutter against city money for wireless

Citywide Wi-Fi could be shut down

May 8, 2008

The Metro reports, “A citywide wireless Internet network that promised to help bridge the “digital divide” may be shuttered if the city isn’t able to reach an agreement with Earthlink, the company that built the system for free but now wants out.”

Source: Citywide Wi-Fi could be shut down

Test run for 2010 census is scaled back, worrying experts

April 25, 2008

USA Today reports, “The Census Bureau has scaled back its dress rehearsal for the once-a-decade national head count, raising fears that thousands of soldiers, immigrants and other hard-to-reach people will go uncounted when the population survey is conducted in 2010.”

Source: Test run for 2010 census is scaled back, worrying experts

Coffee, pastries and hope on menu at new library cafe

April 17, 2008

The Daily News reports, “The cafe, a collaboration among the Free Library of Philadelphia, Project HOME and Bank of America, officially opened yesterday morning with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and speeches from project organizers and cafe employees.”

Source: Coffee, pastries and hope on menu at new library cafe

Cell-phone service available underground on the El

April 15, 2008

The Daily News reports, “Tired of having your cell-phone signal fade away when you ride the Market-Frankford El underground? Well, if you’re an AT&T user, you’re in luck.”

Source: Cell-phone service available underground on the El

American local news diet to be studied

April 14, 2008

USA Today reports, “As people turn increasingly to the Internet for their news, there is concern whether they are learning enough about what goes on in their communities.”

Source: American local news diet to be studied

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