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Wireless Recovery

New Orleans is blanketing itself in WiFi as a move towards recovery. What's more, it is initially free for everyone (in the future the network may be sold off to the private sector). The idea is that having an open medium for communication will stimulate growth in the devastated city.

It will be interesting to see what comes of such innovation. I have wondered how free community internet access could add to developing economies in Africa. Of course, the situations are vastly different. New Orleans is within a nation with advanced infrastructure. Yet, if it is found that the urban poor are helped in new ways, something helpful things could be learned.

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