Ejovi and I are working on a project at FON that we both care very much about and that is the idea of bridging the digital divide in Harlem. As opposed to the municipal wifi network projects which are great but expensive FON´s approach is to get donors including my foundation who started Educ.ar and Educar Chile, to contribute free routers for the people of Harlem who will place them by their windows and make Harlem a wifi neighborhood . In order to make the project sustainable Harlem residents would get free wifi username and passwords but visitors would pay for WiFi access. We have been studying the availabilty of broadband in Harlem and even though there are not as many internet connections in Harlem than further downtown there are enough to build a wifi neighborhood. FON installs only need 2 to 4 foneros per block to give good coverage.
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