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  1. Working Groups • Restate or review the panel session • How will this affect you next week, next year? • How do we take this forward? • New or revised organizations? • How could we expand wireless use? • What are your ideas?

  2. Wireless State of the Cities • What is the cities role? Are they operators? Facilitators that knock down barriers? Risk reduction to balance revenue and services? • Balancing ubiquity, bandwidth, economics, and digital divide. • Why is the process different from the telephones? Why is Wi-Fi such a big challenge? • Unplugged Cities: Are people looking for access or mobility? that changes the technology issue. • Minneapolis issues and points: fit with the laws, and then the laws changed; multiple small ISP’s; too small or too large?

  3. Legal and Legislative Issues • Perceived threat/conflict Do we treat a city wide network network as a utility? Telco vs muni? Is broadband access a right? • Information Service Unregulated/Can’t Stifle Innovation with Regulation • What are the problems with using WiFi for Public Service – mission critical – emergency services • Licensed vs. Unlicensed; Regulating IP Networks; Local Law Will Need to be Developed; How control quality over multiple networks? Who is responsible for Maintenance? • Local/Federal/International Standards – Int’l Universal Service.

  4. Bridging the Digital Divide • Main question: How does wireless impact digital divide? • Increases it: stratification • Provides opportunities: Creates “table”; Makes tech value visible (motivates learning); Enables new approaches to education and outreach • Moving Forward; Benchmarking and best practices; Community benefits agreement; NGO? Advocacy with easy movement among constituencies

  5. Wireless Arts and Culture • Context is centered on change – how will a wireless cloud change our community? Collaboration without boundaries • How does wireless technology challenge norms? How will it be embraced? Does technology control us or do we control technology? • The opportunity to merge various forms of media – “remixing media” Technology as performance – notion and possibilities of mobility (creative reach) • Social networks – possibilities of face to face connections. Shared goals can equal successful technologies and strengthen the community • Keywords: opportunities, possibilities, excitement, change, innovation, collaboration, challenge

  6. Social Networks • How can wireless make experiences more meaningful, enhance communication, ask questions. • Effective wireless use is not simply the presentation of content, but rather the end user’s opportunity to add to the experience • Collaboratively building knowledge • The power of anonymous interaction? Explore people before you can see them – breaking down artificial barriers • How can we recreate the sense of a Main Street – civic participation through wireless, social networks

  7. Discussants-Scribes Thanks to: • Doug Westacott - Mali Palanisami • Dan Donnelly - • Brad Cohen - Kim Bowden • Linda Jorn, Charlie Miller • David Ernst -