Creating a democratic wireless community
A new grassroots initiative in
The group also has a commitment to fostering community by providing community information pages and through its own volunteer organization and community outreach practice.
What is both ironic and encouraging is that though this idea was born in the Queen Street West, Spadina, Kensington Market zone of urban bohemia, some of the first host sponsor sites are on the suburban fringes.
While chains like the Second Cup chain themselves to the big bad boys of telecom and cable to provide expensive WiFi access at their shops, and the City of Toronto is going through its ponderous preparation of a Request For Proposal for a six month (and it appears private sector) trial of WiFi access at Nathan Phillips Square, this loose gang of social innovators and community minded techies is making free WiFi access a reality on volunteer sweat, will and imagination.