At 09:42 AM 2/27/2006 -0600, Becca Vargo Daggett wrote:
>On Feb 27, 2006, at 1:00 AM, Haudy Kazemi wrote:
>> 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.
>One of the things they're doing is mapping existing resources,  
>including fiber. My understanding is that St. Paul is in a relatively  
>good position in terms of existing dark fiber and conduit.
>The instructions from the council direct the consultants to come up  
>with three recommendations encompassing both the best combination of  
>technologies for the city, and on the best business model. Thanks to  
>Councilor Thune, the consultants are also directed to explain the  
>other models they evaluated and why they were not recommended.

Here is what San Fransisco is doing...they've already received several
detailed proposals that contain ideas that might be useful here as well.
If you see blacked out text in PDFs, try highlighting it then
copying/pasting it into Notepad to see what is underneath.  I found this
link in a post by 'yournet at hotmail dot com' on the "SeattleWireless Talk
List" <talk at>.