Baltimore Proposes ‘Inclusive’ Wi-Fi Plan

Baltimore followed in the footsteps of cities across the US when it announced its plan to create an inexpensive citywide Wi-Fi access network. But Baltimore is approaching its network in an unusual way by focusing on the network’s users rather than the network’s technology. The city wants “digital inclusion” — a way to include segments of the population that would normally be without access. New residential development in the city must meet standards for high-speed Internet access if they want municipal funding, and city banks will offer loans to public housing residents so they can afford PCs.
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