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SF Public Housing Gets Free WiFi



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    A mere six months removed from promising free WiFi in all of San Francisco's public housing units, the city has delivered.

    All 33 facilities under the San Francisco Housing Authority umbrella are now ready to surf in high gear.

    "Free WiFi and broadband access will create new opportunities for jobs, education and a better quality of life for our public housing residents," Mayor Gavin Newsom said in a press release. "We must continue to work towards improving our public housing facilities, but I am proud we are making historic investments through HOPE SF to build sustainable, modern public housing and bridge the digital divide for families in public housing."

    Sure, it's loquacious, but the man moved the digital needle. And HOPE SF is the city's landmark SFHA public housing transformation effort, which recently received its first long-term financing commitment, envisioned as port of the city's $95 million commitment.

    It was back in june 2010 when the SFHA entered into an agreement with the San Francisco Department of Technology to expand broadband access and adoption for low income residents.

    Now if only the city could pitch in for AT&T users left without a signal in the Haight...