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December 18, 2006

Disaster Response: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The problem of emergency communications and disaster recovery is often not the lack of resources, but lack of coordination. After Katrina, Sascha Meinrath coordinated the Community Wireless Emergency Response Initiative. The following offers some of what he and others learned about emergency communications.

November 20, 2006

What Are the Barriers to Digital Inclusion?

This is Part III of a 3-part series on Digital Inclusion perspectives from around the globe.

November 3, 2006

MuniWireless Minneapolis Take-Aways: Digital Inclusion, Rakish Genius, and a Dash of Debauchery

Last week's Municipal Wireless Conference in Minneapolis, MN brought together visionaries and wireless networking experts. Digital Communities contributor, Sascha Meinrath, provides both a summary and his take-aways in his usual no-holds-barred style.

November 1, 2006

CUWiN: Wirelessing the Revolution with Open Source Mesh Wireless Technologies

After the National Science Foundation awarded $500,000 to support research by CUWiN and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, we asked Digital Communities contributor, Sascha Meinrath, to explain what they were doing. This is the first in an ongoing series that will focus on under-the-radar, cutting-edge alternative technologies which can serve many different community needs.

October 11, 2006

What Can We Do To Address Digital Inclusion?

This is the second of a three part series that looks at Digital Inclusion in the U.S. and around the world.

September 29, 2006

Digital Inclusion: Social Justice in a Communications Age

As many municipal wireless initiatives have a digital inclusion component, this is Part One of a special 3-part series on Digital Inclusion perspectives from around the globe.

September 25, 2006

Municipal Wi-Fi- Series: Boston's Forward-Looking Innovations

The second in our series examining the evolving models of municipal Wi-Fi adoption.