ellohay! West Michigan

Potential Players, Partners

Grand Rapids Community College
Calvin College
Aquinas College
Grand Valley State University
Kendall College of Art and Design
Ferris State University
Davenport University
Michigan State University
Wood TV 8
WZZM 13
Grand Rapids Press
WMEAC
CompRenew
Local First
Neighborhood Associations
G-RAD
GR-Now
Viget
George Wietor
Grand Rapids Public Schools
Chamber of Commerce
Business Association
Design West Michigan
AIM West
The Right Place
Cool Cities
Hispanic Center
Creative Commons
YWCA
YMCA
GR-Now
Rapid Growth Media
The Rapid
Grand Rapids Public Library
Local Cable Access
Local Radio
Grand Rapids Media Center
Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation
Compucraft
AMS
Innovation Works
Degagé Ministries
In the Image
Herman Miller
Steelcase
GFS
NTEN
Child Discovery Center
Stepping Stones Montessori
UICA
Volunteer Match
Facebook Causes
Changing the Present
Kiva
Good Magazine
Tinkering School
826 Valencia
Shannon
Craigs List
Craigslist Foundation
Yahoo Local
Google Local
Bre Petis
Philadelphia Wireless

Help me out, who else? Please add on…

Meraki

Posted in wifi by forgr on February 8, 2008

This morning while flipping through older issues of Good Magazine I found this little gem:

Meraki’s mission is to bring affordable Internet access to the next billion people. Meraki’s new approach to wireless networking empowers individuals and groups to bring access to local communities, anywhere in the world.”

“Meraki is based in Mountain View, California, and is backed in part by Google and Sequoia Capital.”

Check out the hardware here, and take a look at some of their proposed solutions for networking an entire city here:

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Broadband as a Public Service

Posted in bookmarks by forgr on February 4, 2008

Community Internet Across America
Organized By Network Status

http://www.freepress.net/communityinternet/networks.php

Description
Update October 2007
Clearwire hoped to have a local network up and running in Grand Rapids, Michigan, by the end of 2007. But Sally Wesorick, wireless project manager for the city, now says they expect Clearwire to begin offering service sometime in the first half of 2008.

“The dream of a citywide broadband wireless network is not dead, it’s just behind schedule”, she said Monday, in the Grand Rapids Press.