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Free Wifi Begins

San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee and District 2 Supervisor Mark Farrell kicked off the city’s program of free wireless internet access in 32 parks, plazas and other open spaces on October 1.

“San Francisco is the center of innovation and technology, and providing free Internet access in our parks, plazas and open spaces is the first step in a broader vision to deliver free Wi-Fi to every resident in our city,” said Farrell.

Google provided a grant of $608,000 to fund the WiFi initiative. “Now when Karl the Fog rolls into Marina Green, San Franciscans can check the sun’s status in Alamo Square without using their data plans,” said Google’s public policy and government affairs manager, Rebecca Prozan.

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