In your face, EarthLink and Google. Free the Net, Meraki's Mission-based community-built network, is spreading free Wi-Fi across San Francisco, boasting over 40,000 users, and they seem determined to keep going until the entire city has access, which is pretty cool considering how the free Wi-Fi hot potato has been tossing around since 2004 and nobody has managed to make it happen yet. Meraki CEO Sanjit Biswas:
"This is really just a showcase to prove that grassroots groups can provide free Wi-Fi. And it's an approach that gets a network up in a weekend rather than waiting months."
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(via Boing Boing)
-- Brian Bernbaum