What a week. Comiskey passed away.
Neighborhood activist, and one of my heroes, Florence Scala passed away.
And the idea of getting city-wide Wi-Fi passed us by.
Is anyone as upset as I am about the Municipal Wi-Fi project going away? Here is the in-depth article as to why.
From what I gather, other cities in the U.S. are having similar municipal Wi-Fi issues. Ok, that’s fair. But after all the Chicago style grandstanding about being the first city in the U.S. to cover everyone home, hobbit, office, condo, etc. with Wi-Fi, I’m not happy.
I understand that plans change, etc, but couldn’t the team responsible for this project conduct more interviews or due diligence ahead of time? Did they visit other cities to see how things are done there?
For the record, Daley Plaza is supposedly a free Wi-Fi hotspot, but I’ve planted my tukus in that plaza multiple times and couldn’t pick up a free non password signal. I do not want to pay T-Mobile every month to use their hotspots, nor do I want to use the signal at Starbucks (since the Michigan Avenue Fruit Fly incident, I don’t give Starbucks any business). I enjoy going to my public libraries and using their free Wi-Fi, sure. But at the same time, I respect my fellow bookworms and don’t want to be talking on a cell phone or conducting a biz meeting.
Chicago reversed the flow from Lake Michigan.
Chicago hosted a monumental World’s Fair.
Chicago rebuilt itself after a massive fire.
Chicago gave birth to Improv and some of the best comedians around.
Chicago is the homeland of unions.
Chicago can get municipal Wi-Fi. Mayor Daley, if you need some help, I’m your gal. Sign me up.