Tomorrow night (Monday, October 10th), Media Alliance presents “Digital City or Divided City?” at San Francisco’s 111 Minna Gallery. It is a panel discussion, led by Lawrence Lessig, which will focus on wireless internet access in San Francisco. This will be especially interesting now that Google has announced plans to offer free wi-fi service in San Francisco.
Join Media Alliance for this dynamic panel discussion on creating universal, affordable Internet access through municipal broadband utilities. Featuring a presentation by Professor Lawrence Lessig and a panel of local community Internet experts, the evening will include Q&A with the audience.
After years of avdocacy by MA and other groups, Mayor Newsom announced earlier this year his goal of free wireless Internet access for all San Franciscans. Cities across the country are implementing municipal projects, though with varying degrees of commitment to bridging the digital divide.
This evening will explore the significant opportunities for city-run projects to expand Internet access and usage by under-served communities, and improve cost, service and consumer choice for everyone.
Cost: $5, Free for Media Alliance and EFF members
7-9 pm Discussion: Lessig, Panel, Q&A
9-10pm DJ’s Kid Kameleon and Ripley
UPDATE: Here are a few photos that I shot at the event.