I’ve been following some formal and informal investigations into setting up a municipal wireless network in downtown Vancouver. The city of Vancouver recently completed a report (PDF) on this topic, and it’s on the agenda for tomorrow’s Council meeting (I know I’m late on this, but I only heard about it recently myself).
Here’s what I heard through the grapevine:
If you or any of your friends would be interested in speaking in support of the concept, it could help push this to the next stage. Right now the city staff are not recommending that the city go forward with a municipal wireless system.
I don’t have time to speak to Council tomorrow, nor, to be honest, do I have any fully formed opinions that I’d articulate, besides the fact that municipal wireless is a good idea. More importantly, I’m no more than a semi-informed noob when it comes to this topic.
Here are some instructions on how to present to Council.