Online with Wireless Ypsi
Submitted by murph on 10 February 2008 - 3:33pm. internet | ypsilanti
Eventually, the Wireless Washtenaw project aims to network the entire County, intending to "provide an economic development tool", "attract and retain young professionals", and "reduce the digital divide". Eventually.
In the meantime, Wireless Ypsi is forging ahead, thanks to some of the usual suspects. As stated in the Ann Arbor News,
"Most of the time, when you don't have institutional involvement, things happen much quicker," Robb said. "We didn't need committees, we didn't need an advisory board, we didn't need anything. ... Seriously, in three weeks, we've done what (Wireless Washtenaw has) promised to do for four years."
As of ten minutes ago, I'm the proud host of a Wireless Ypsi node, and trying to coax a few more folks in Riverside to join on - we must prevent the Historic South Side from getting a leg up! (Or at least, reach critical mass of host-participants to make it work before the folks around me currently providing their own wireless signals, attractively named such things as "Hamilton Girlz" and "poopypants69", notice an open node and decide to free-ride my connection into the ground.)
Of, course, now that Ed Vielmetti has picked up the scent, it should be all of five minutes before he's mobilized 1,000 Ann Arborites to do us one better. But, for the moment, Dear Ann Arbor: nyah nyah!