Friday, April 6, 2007

Say hi to Philly WiFi

posted by Andy Leff
Unless you've been living under a rock for the last three years, you know that Philadelphia has joined forces with Earthlink to become the first city to offer free WiFi to its residents.

While painstakingly slow to develop, this is a great initiative, and puts Philly at the forefront of the wireless world. In fact, San Francisco, Boston, and Houston are all following Philly's lead.

And now Wireless Philadelphia has joined the fray. The local nonprofit has teamed with Earthlink to bring the Internet to low-income families, and bridge the digital divide.

We recently caught up with Wireless Philadelphia CEO Greg Goldman and Operations Manager Thomas Kim to discuss their program.

But better to hear it straight from the source. Listen to Greg and Thomas speak about their efforts to get the entire city online. It's fascinating stuff.

And here's Seun and me with the men behind the Wireless Philadelphia mission. That's Thomas on the left, and Greg on the right.

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