SPOTLIGHT: May the best team win

nextWLAN wants to deploy a network of wireless nodes which would be connected to existing DSL or cable lines. If enough people signed up, San Francisco could create a network using the nodes to expand residential coverage for about $10 per month per household. SFLAN suggests the city erect wireless access points on rooftops and make the service available for free. These are but two of the 26 proposals--one by Google--submitted to San Francisco as the city tries to decide which proposal would best make city-wide WiFi a reality. Report