This is the meeting from December 4th, the tenth of twelve total meetings, & the fourth of six I recorded.
Dan from Google was the main speaker. Stephen Salinger from Earthlink was there to field questions, as always. Michael McCarthy from the TechConnect Task Force spoke a bit.
The atmosphere was nice enough. Dan noted that some people had read the media coverage & had thought that the network was well on its way, rather than (at the time) not approved by the mayor or the Board of Supervisors.
Download it (33 meg, 68 minutes):
Edit: Fixed links.
This is the meeting on November 15th, the eighth meeting so far, of eleven or twelve planned. This meeting is for the neighborhoods of Cow Hollow, Marina, & Pacific Heights.
The main speaker was Chris (sp?) from Google, & Stephen (sp?) from Earthlink was there, just answering questions.
Downloads: (62 min)
- mp3 (64 kbps, 29 meg)
- m4b (32 kbps, 15 meg)
The background noise of the microphone sometimes drowns out people other than the speaker. The questions at this meeting mainly revolved around the level of energy that will be emitted, compared to baby monitors & cell phones, but not radio stations or the sun.
Sites that get mentioned: TechConnect
All the recordings should be under the Wifi for SF category.
This is the meeting from November 14th, the seventh meeting so far, of eleven or twelve planned. This is for the neighborhoods of Haight-Ashbury, Panhandle, Western Addition, & Hayes Valley.
- Dan from Google
- Stephen (sp?) from Earthlink, just taking questions
- Lauran Efurd & Michael McCarthy from the TechConnect Task Force
Laughter from a meeting next door can be heard at times. People other than the speaker sometimes fade into the background noise. Some pointed questions were asked.
Downloads: (78 min)
- mp3 (64 kbps, 19 meg)
- m4b (32 kbps, 37 meg)
Sites that get mentioned: TechConnect & Zero Divide.
Boring technical details follow.
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Google & Earthlink are working with the city of San Francisco to provide both free & paid wireless service across the city. They’re holding community forums (fora?) to tell people about their proposal. (Hm – it points over here.)
I’d heard about heated opposition at previous meetings, so I decided to observe one. There wasn’t any acrimony here.
Check it out:
- aac/m4b – iPods & iTunes should automatically hold your place when you pause