In an effort to help “bridge the digital divide” and make it easier to check the Yelp reviews of local drug dealers, Google is sponsoring the installation of free wifi in 31 city parks, including the notorious cell phone dead zone of Dolores Park. SFGate reports:
Supervisor Mark Farrell and Google will announce a plan Wednesday to bring public wireless Internet access, on the technology company's dime, to parks, recreation centers and plazas across San Francisco. The $600,000 gift from Google will cover the costs of the equipment, installation and maintenance of wireless capabilities for two years.
It will allow residents to work from Mission Dolores Park, let visitors download information to their mobile devices in Civic Center Plaza and make it easier for parents to sign their children up for recreation programs at centers from the Excelsior district to Bernal Heights, Chinatown, the Marina and the Sunset District.
Well, I guess that just killed off the market for Dolo?