A group headed by Intel has asked 38 Bay Area counties and cities to contribute towards writing an RFP for a regional Wi-Fi network: The Joint Venture Silicon Valley group wants to raise $50,000 from government to build the requirements list. The scope is massive, covering 1,500 square miles. It's unclear whether this project would attempt to provide residential service, but it seems more focused on mobile.
The details are scanty. The proposal to cities and counties isn't online and the Joint Venture Web site hasn't been updated to include any information. The most comprehensive story was published Sunday by a Bay Area paper that doesn't put its content online.
Anyone hiding their light under a bushel?
The press release will probably appear here on Joint Venture's site.