August 21, 2004

Enlightened New Mexico - Free Courthouse WiFi

New Mexico's Bernalillo County once again sets a great example for Dane County: Free WiFi (Wireless internet access) throughouth the 10-story courthouse. The WiFi network is intended to reduce juror frustration with waiting to be called for cases and to provide fast internet access for lawyers and judges as well. VOIP (Voice over internet protocol, or internet phone calls will also be supported on this wireless network).

North Carolina plans to install WiFi in all 100 of its courthouses. New York has similar plans.

Albuquerque provides free airport WiFi - while Dane county plans to eventually offer fee based WiFi access at MSN. This is a great example of our political leaders failing to embrace important new technologies that benefit everyone. Wisconsin needs pervasive true highspeed internet access. I've written extensively on this problem here and here.

Posted by James Zellmer at August 21, 2004 10:06 AM | Subscribe to this site via RSS:
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