Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Houston Public Library, Rice University and Technology For All

These three organizations have come together to provide free or reduced-rate wireless in the Pecan Park area of Houston. Rice University has developed a technology called Transit Access Points, which allows wireless transmitters to pass information to each other, which requires fewer wired lines for implementation. Using this technology, Technology For All implemented TFA-Wireless in the Pecan Park area. In the middle of this area is the Melcher Branch of the Houston Public Library, where the central hub now resides. In addition to housing the hub, the Melcher Branch also receives free wireless Internet access for its patrons. [from Association for Community Networking]

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