SPOTLIGHT: WiFi in the Bill of Rights?


As if we did not have a sufficiently weighty issue in whether or not the right to privacy is embedded in the Constitution, now come San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom to argue that WiFi is a "fundamental right" of US citizens. San Francisco is planning to build a WiFi network covering the city's 49 sq.mi. The cost of building the network is estimated at between $8 million and $16 million; with the city more than $200 million in the red, finding the money will be an issue. Story

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