Participate in a research survey on the role of wireless to shrink the digital divide: Gwen Shaffer, a Temple University (Phila.) doctoral student, is looking for responses from many kinds of stakeholders in building networks that have a purpose, at least in part, to extend Wi-Fi access. She notes that this could include community networks, non-profits, and for-profit firms like Fon. Personal information will not be collected, and she's looking to conduct in-depth interviews with some participants.
New York City considers plan to bring fiber to public housing residents: Wireless networks are definitely out in the recommendations of a private consultant to the city's Broadband Advisory Committee, ComputerWorld reports. They may opt to use $4m in a fund from Verizon and a potential $8m from the two incumbent cable operators.