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From GR Wireless City Page

Posted in bookmarks by forgr on February 4, 2008

This is copy and pasted from http://www.ci.grand-rapids.mi.us/wireless

“Wireless – Goals and Benefits

The City does not plan to compete with private business to sell wireless broadband. The purpose of developing a community wireless broadband network is to leverage the government’s infrastructure to partner with private providers, community institutions, businesses, and community organizations to:

* Enhance public safety by dramatically increasing the information available to mobile police and firefighters
* Provide an economic development tool to attract and retain business
* Reduce the digital divide with affordable high-speed broadband service
* Improve service delivery to residents and reduce the cost of government
* Facilitate wireless technology use for citizens and visitors
* Create a seamless wireless infrastructure to attract and retain young professionals
*Establish a wireless broadband network without a burden on taxpayers