Here is a list of quotes made by people in the field of WiFi. Some are true, some are funny, some might be FUD... Whatever they might be, they're definitely worth noting!
"...working with the most needy neighborhoods, were computer ownership and literacy are lacking, to provide access along with systems and training, is a brilliant approach." (Ahem)
"MetroFi was a bust, Gene. Hundreds of thousands of tax dollars were blown. If you want to defend it, fine -- we'll keep that in mind in judging the relevance and trustworthiness of your 'Personal Telco.'" --"Jack Bog" http://bojack.org/2011/04/another_bust.html JACK BOGDANSKI? does anyone take him seriously about anything?
"...installation of this Meraki network in San Francisco and other cities will result in limited capabilities and interfere with municipality initiatives for deploying city-wide Wi-Fi networks. The cities generally employ leaders in the industry to help them make the right business and technical decisions..." --Jim Geier at 8:35 AM on April 10, 2007 http://www.muniwireless.com/article/articleview/5885/1/23/
"Municipal wireless is still in its infancy, and there are few qualified experts in this new area of city-wide network assessment, which is significantly more complex than local hotspot testing." --Denise Graab http://wiki.personaltelco.net/index.cgi/MetroFi/Portland#Statement
- "...working with the most needy neighborhoods, were computer ownership and literacy are lacking, to provide access along with systems and training, is a brilliant approach." (Ahem)
"US Internet just launched their Minneapolis network; AT&T is finishing up Riverside, California. [...] No network is ever finished." --muniwireless.com
"Suddenly the answer came to me. San Francisco could have required cafes to install Wi-Fi networks and also required them to offer Wi-Fi service free of charge to the public." --Esme Vos May 17, 2008 (Blogger "Suddenly" realizes this after community wi-fi has existed for at least 8 years.)
- "Cities need to spend a little to get a lot" and share the costs of building and operating the network with the private sector, Poulicakos said. "This is costing us a ton of money."
Posted by jailbush1 on 01/05/09 at 9:00AM "From Amy Worthington: Author of 3 Major Articles on The Hazards of Wireless Technology: Regarding the WiMax in Portland article--this confirms my suspicions that the Vancouver Wa-Portland area is some sort of super test area for wireless technologies of the future. I think I told you that last September we were forced to flee off the freeway (I-5) for the less traveled highways (to mid Oregon) after our detectors went super extra ballistic in the metropolitan area on the Wash. /Oregon border. Portland is not only a WiMAX target but also an on-going T-Mobile UMTS experiment (see article below). UMTS signals are said by the director of the REFLEX studies to be among the MOST TOXIC of wireless signals, worse they say than GSM etc. because of the way they are delivered. Continuous UMTS signals are what they used in the REFLEX studies which gave us the pictures comparing X-radiation to cell phone radiation. UMTS antennas are just big old non-stop X-ray machines used as weapons of mass destruction against the population. No one has any idea what the ghastly COMBINATION of these many different lethal frequencies are having on human and animal tissues--but we have a darned good idea, don't we?"
Posted by jailbush1 on 01/05/09 at 9:32AM "http://weepnews.blogspot.com/2008_05_01_archive.html more sobering facts on the effects of radio frequency. portland has the highest rates of breast cancer in the nation by the way."