Cleveland Digital Vision
Sunday, October 24, 2004
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has set a goal of providing free wireless Internet activity in his city that sees itself as a vanguard of the Internet revolution.

"We will not stop until every San Franciscan has access to free wireless Internet service," he said in his annual state of the city address on Thursday. "These technologies will connect our residents to the skills and the jobs of the new economy."

"No San Franciscan should be without a computer and a broadband connection."
First Philadelphia, now San Francisco. Will Los Angeles be next?
Los Angeles Mayor Jim Hahn announced the creation of a special panel of telecommunications experts to create a plan to extend wireless Internet access to every Los Angeles resident.

"I want Los Angeles to remain at the leading edge of innovation and creativity," Mayor Hahn said. "We need wireless access to the Internet everywhere in the city - not just in select locations. I believe that Wi-Fi and next generation technologies will help us bridge the digital divide."
Seems like it's time to start thinking about Cleveland's place in this race. A good place to start will be...

DIGITAL VISION'S ANNUAL MEETING this Tuesday afternoon at Tri-C Metro, with speakers Lev Gonick and Scot Rourke of One Cleveland. The meeting is in the Metro Campus Theater (building E on this campus map) from 3 to 5 pm. Also speaking: Carl Powell, Tri-C's Vice-President for Technology and Patricia Mintz, the college's Dean of Academic Affairs. You're invited!

Saturday, October 16, 2004
Lots of things happening this week. Check out the website for our new clickable map of Cleveland community tech centers. And here's some other breaking news...

MAYOR SAYS "DIGITAL COMMUNITY INITIATIVE" WILL BE PART OF POVERTY WAR: Speaking at the second gathering of her "Poverty Summit" yesterday, Mayor Campbell made a public commitment to push the city's long-planned Digital Community Initiative into action. A first DCI project will be launched in Hough in the next few months, tied to a "lighted schoolhouse" program at Daniel Morgan Elementary. Here's the Plain Dealer coverage. Digital Vision's staff and affiliates have been active for the past year in the planning process for the Initiative, which is based partly on our five-year program adopted in October 2003. For an overview of the Digital Community plan see this Power Point presentation.

ONE CLEVELAND TO BE FEATURED AT DV ANNUAL MEETING: Digital Vision's 2004 Annual Membership Meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 26, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Cuyahoga Community College's Metro Campus. Scot Rourke and Lev Gonick of One Cleveland will be featured apeakers. More details here soon. Meanwhile, you might want to check out this recent column by Lev in Cool Cleveland.

FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES: Angela Stuber of the Ohio Community Computing Network is the new Board President of the national Community Technology Centers Network (CTCNet), which is bringing its national conference to Cleveland next June. CTCNet represents more than 1200 affiliated community technology programs across the country. Angela takes over the board presidency from Errol Reese of RTPNet in Raleigh-Durham, NC, who's held the post since 2001.

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