Detroit Press tech columnist Mike Wendland’s Nov. 28 column is about area churches setting up low-priced Wi-Fi networks to serve low-income families. With a combination of donated and recycled equipment and up to $20,000 in grants, the churches can set up networks for up to 200 families at an annual cost of $100. The families will also be able to purchase a computer with Wi-Fi card for $150. This could be the start of a national system of low-cost Wi-Fi networks. The link is to his blog.
The organizing group is Detroit Connected.