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Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Hangin' With The Mayor

UPDATE!! I will be hosting a live moderated chat with Mayor White this coming Wednesday, May 17, at 6:30pm. This will be the Mayor's first online chat open to the public. Log on to my site at that date/time to ask questions about the City's WiFi proposal or other tech-related questions.

We will be holding this online chat outside in front of City Hall. Imagine if we had a WiFi network everywhere - we could hold a chat like this anywhere in the city. Plus, I will bring my webcam to allow for a simultaneous videoconference. Hook up your cam so we can see you, too.
What do Mayor Bill White and I have in common? Not our hair. Not really our politics. Certainly not our net worths. Ah, our love of technology and the priority of moving it forward.

The City of Houston is getting ready to close its RFP process for wiring (or rather UNwiring) the 600+ square miles of H-Town. But do you think the city needs a WiFi bubble? Unsure of how much it will cost? When will it be built out?

Now is your chance to ask the Mayor. He will be joining me live this Saturday to talk about the city WiFi project. Want to join the Q&A? Tune in at High Noon on TalkRadio 950 KPRC or pop a comment here.


  • Will this project cost taxpayers anything? If so, blow it off.

    By Anonymous Jonathan, at 10:01 PM  

  • Will this network with Macs?

    How much?

    By Anonymous Laurence, at 10:02 PM  

  • I understand the wave of igh tech. socity. However how will this benefit the poor and the struggling working class citizens of the city, state. Gas is at the top of everyones list these days. Cost of food, an living day to day. I travel down the streets that need repair. Kirby@59 is a mess an has been for years. I could go on with what needs to be addressed as an immediat issue not high tech cyper space.

    By Blogger SMOKE, at 6:30 PM  

  • How is this going to help the poor citizens. The repair of roads and improved schools. We can not teach the children our future how to be better citizens if we are not willing to help the ones with less. Regardless of the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer. The middle class is an extent being. Gas prices and food, an basic living in this city will wipe that class out an soon. People making mim. wage can not afford a car, let alone put gas in it. Nor can they afford to live in a decent neighborhood on that wage. Which means poverty stricken and that causes a desperate person. Crime rates have trippled and not because of La. relocated to this city. A factor yes but not the sole reason. What about the middle class.

    By Blogger SMOKE, at 6:35 PM  

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