I hope that things go more in the direction of city-wide wifi, and I think
VOIP on PDAs (and on UMA cell phone devices in the near future) is a good
reason to go towards a wifi broadband solution rather than tearing up the
streets for more copper or fiber.


P.S. there is a Saint Paul Issues Forum/mailing list at
http://forums.e-democracy.org/stpaul/groups/stpaul-issues/ that has some
posts on this topic as well.

At 10:38 PM 2/25/2006 -0600, mgenelin at fastcomputerserviceco.com wrote: 
Hey gang-
I was kind of disappointed by the conversation at the Feb 22, 2006 meeting.
I expected a debate about whether St. Paul should be in the Wifi business.
What happened instead was a hour long meeting about "what can we do with
high speed internet." While that's an interesting meeting on it's own, it
came off more like a sales-pitch to the citizens of St. Paul (which
includes me) rather then a real discussion about how city-wide Wifi will
change our lives.
---Matthew Genelin---
Fast Computer Service Co.
 -----Original Message-----
From: tcwug-list-bounces at tcwug.org [mailto:tcwug-list-bounces at tcwug.org]On
Behalf Of Becca Vargo Daggett
Sent: Saturday, February 25, 2006 11:59 AM
To: tcwug-list at tcwug.org
Subject: [tcwug-list] Saint Paul Public Forums on Broadband

 Saint Paul is holding two "Public Forums on Broadband Technology."
Unfortunately, they haven't done a very good job of getting the word out.
Only 20 or so people attended the February 22 forum.
 The next forum is this coming Monday, February 27, from 7 to 9 pm at the
Dayton's Bluff Recreation Center, 800 Conway Street, Saint Paul. 
 Details at
 It's fun. Really. You get to register your opinion, using an interactive
device, on current Internet services and future needs. Then you can talk
about your response.
 This is a chance for Saint Paul residents to participate in planning their
city's information future - an opportunity that was denied to Minneapolis
 So spread the word to all your Saint Paul friends and acquaintances.
 Becca Vargo Daggett
 Seward, Minneapolis
Twin Cities Wireless Users Group Mailing List - Minneapolis/St. Paul,
tcwug-list at tcwug.org