Thursday, February 3, 2011

Wireless Minneapolis Community Benefits Cited in Policy Paper

The New America Foundation released an interesting, well written policy paper on Feb.1, 2011 specifically mentioning the Wireless Minneapolis Project:

Minneapolis has served as a leader in digital inclusion issues through its municipal wireless partnership with US Internet.  Wireless Minneapolis created a Digital Inclusion Fund (to distribute a percentage of the wireless revenue to the community) and also provides tech-support, content management tools, a community portal and free website hosting for neighborhood associations.  These resources, which are managed and run by the communities themselves, go a long way towards providing crucial communications services and information for underserved communities. 

Full article: From the Digital Divide to Digital Excellence