Dan
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"Here, in the heart of the technology world, more than 100,000 San Francisco residents do not have access to the Internet at home, including 14 percent of our public school students. By not guaranteeing Internet access, we are leaving the next generation of San Franciscans further behind. We need to fix this."

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San Francisco needs Internet access for all

Here, in the heart of the technology world, more than 100,000 San Francisco residents do not have access to the Internet at home, including 14 percent of our public school students. How can we expect our residents — especially the poor, seniors and minority communities who are most affected by this digital divide — to compete in the 21st...

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Posted Feb 20, 2017
Bruce Wolfe
Bruce Wolfe
Feb 20, 2017

The result of this is contained here of which I was/am participant www.sfchronicle.com/business/a...

Clearly community broadband through fiber optics is sorely needed in SF and one we have been fighting to get for over a decade. The concern is that any continued stalling in all accounts only benefits the top 5 major carriers to end-users, the customers, us.

It's time for action now condidering the installation of Ajit Pai as the new FCC chairman who is dead-set to repeal Net Neutrality, zero-rating and open up full control to Big Internet multi-national corporations.

SF needs to set up its own Communications Commission and invoke its sovereignty in what we envision and demand our Internet to be. The state must follow suit now, too.

Posted by Bruce Wolfe on Feb 20, 2017
Dan
Dan
Feb 20, 2017

Great point Bruce ... and thank you for participating in the committee. For those who are interested, here's the direct link to the San Franciscans for Municipal Fiber: www.sfmunifiber.com/

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Thank you to Supervisor Farrell for your leadership on this issue - www.sfexaminer.com/campaign-be...

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Campaign begins building support for citywide fiber internet

San Francisco is building support among community groups in anticipation of a plan to connect every home and business with high-speed fiber optic internet service. Supervisor Mark Farrell, who has …

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Posted Feb 16, 2017
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Dan proposed this resource for more housing choices in San Francisco.

"A home in the San Francisco area should cost around $281,000." www.nytimes.com/2017/02/10/ups...

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Posted Feb 13, 2017
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"The $4.2 million project will replace traditional cobra head streetlights, commonly seen in residential areas, with decorative twin teardrop poles like the ones illuminating the streets near City Hall. The 22-foot-high poles will be installed on the north and south sides of Jones, Leavenworth, Hyde and Larkin streets between McAllister and O’Farrell streets, and also on Eddy Street between Larkin and Mason streets.

“This is a complete teardown and rebuild,” said Barbara Hale, assistant general manager for power for the PUC. “We haven’t done much of it historically because we haven’t had the dedicated funding. This opportunity won’t just improve lights. It’s going to give a different look and feel to the streets. The Tenderloin is going to get a spiffing up.”"

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100 new streetlights planned to brighten dark Tenderloin

Before the sun rises, students in uniform walk the Tenderloin’s dark streets on their way to school. To help with that, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission plans to start installing 100 streetlights in the neighborhood’s darkest corridors this year. Neighbors and those who plan to work at the new California Pacific Medical Center on...

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Posted Feb 12, 2017
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BART has proposed a transit-oriented housing development policy conceived by BART board member Nick Josefowitz. The BART board should vote to make this project a legislative priority and then begin the hard work in Sacramento to bring it to life.

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We all must act to address the Bay Area housing crisis

BART has proposed a transit-oriented housing development policy conceived by BART board member Nick Josefowitz. The BART board should vote to make this project a legislative priority and then begin the hard work in Sacramento to bring it to life. The California Department of Housing and Community Development, in a report released last month,...

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Posted Feb 7, 2017
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Fun fact - "When New York City first started adding new protected bike lanes in 2007, some drivers made the usual argument against them: Taking street space away from cars would slow down traffic. After years of collecting data, a new report from the city shows that the opposite is true. On some streets redesigned with protected bike lanes, travel times are actually faster. And it turns out the new lanes have a range of other benefits as well."

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New York City's Protected Bike Lanes Have Actually Sped Up Its Car Traffic

Don't listen to the angry drivers shouting at you. By reducing pedestrian and cyclist injuries and easing car congestion, protected bike lanes are...

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Posted Feb 6, 2017
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