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  * Incumbents have lay people write letters on their behalf (astroturf). "No One Left Offline" project to collect donations to support providing connections (via incumbents), appears to be 501c3. FreeGeek did not do research on group.   * Incumbents have lay people write letters on their behalf (astroturf).
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"No One Left Offline" project in San Francisco to collect donations to support providing connections (via incumbents), appears to be 501c3. FreeGeek did not do research on group, but appears legit.
  * Article in Willamette Week on Comcast Internet Essentials being insufficient for remote learning.
  * Chattanooga, TN has just provided internet to low-income households at no cost.

Location: Jitsi
Date and Time: Wednesday, August 5, 2020, 6:30pm-8:00pm
Scribe: JasonBergstrom
Roll Call: RussellSenior,TomasKuchta,JasonBergstrom,TedBrunner,SteveTree

Agenda

  • Annual Board Meeting
    • Appoint a BoardOfAdvisors

    • Appoint officers
    • Endorse PDX Privacy Facial Recognition letter
    • Other business
  • Pick location for next weekly
  • Node notes:
    • NodeFreshPot -- Russell visited on Monday, they are open (counter at the door), inquired about the network, counter staff didn't know, I left a note with contact info and requested a callback. A card would probably have been better, but didn't have one at the time.

  • Your Item Here

Notes

  • Annual Board Meeting
  • Node notes:
    • NodeFreshPot - Russell left contact info, will look for email address for node (would be old info)

    • NodePrinceton - One AP was down, rebooted AP3 to recover ethernet interface

    • NodeWeidler - still needs a switch

  • EFA call - last Thursday, reporting on PTP and Municipal Broadband PDX
    • Ernesto Falcon - reported on legislation efforts, current US House bill for Covid relief includes $80B half of which is earmarked for funding local efforts of broadband. Ernesto wants to have text require 100Mb symmetric.
    • Incumbents have lay people write letters on their behalf (astroturf).
    • "No One Left Offline" project in San Francisco to collect donations to support providing connections (via incumbents), appears to be 501c3. FreeGeek did not do research on group, but appears legit.

    • Article in Willamette Week on Comcast Internet Essentials being insufficient for remote learning.
    • Chattanooga, TN has just provided internet to low-income households at no cost.


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