Boston Wi-Fi Summit on May 19th : Open Invitation

If you're interested in attending the Boston Wi-Fi Summit that City Councillor Tobin's Office is hosting with the City of Boston, The Museum of Science and The Boston Foundation on Thursday, May 19, 2005... read on for more info about the event and how to RSVP.

WI-FI SURVEY:
At the summit, BTS Partners will present a study conducted to determine existing wireless technology in the city of Boston and potential models to increase Wi-Fi capability in the future. The survey for individuals will remain available after the 5/19 WiFi Summit to gather additional individual input and include the report. If you have not filled out the survey, please do! While the survey is geared towards Boston residents, if you reside outside Boston you can enter your town in the "other" field on question #2. (For example: Cambridge, Brookline, etc.)

To participate in the survey for individuals visit http://wifi.btspartners.com

Please share this information with your friends and colleagues in the Boston area who are interested in a discussion about wireless in Boston.

WHAT:
Boston Wi-Fi Summit

RSVP ONLINE:
http://www.bostonwag.org/summit.html

RSVP BY PHONE:
If you prefer to RSVP by phone, City Councillor Tobin's office is taking RSVPs at 617-635-4220.

COST:
There is no fee to attend the summit.

WHY:
BTS Partners will present a study conducted to determine existing wireless technology in the city of Boston and potential models to increase Wi-Fi capability in the future. The event is the outgrowth of an order filed in August 2004 by City Councillor Tobin, who represents West Roxbury and Jamaica Plain. Councillor Tobin’s order called for hearings to discuss how the City of Boston could use wireless technology to bridge the “digital divide” and provide the infrastructure to support residents’ growing need for access to new technology.

WHEN:
Thursday, May 19, 2005
8:45 AM - 1:00 PM

WHERE:
Museum of Science
Science Park
Boston, MA 02114
617.723.250
http://www.mos.org

AGENDA:
I. Registration/Coffee & Refreshments
II. Welcome Remarks
III. BTS Presentation
IV. Panel 1: Questions and comments regarding the BTS analysis from a community perspective
V. Panel 2: Discussion of possible business models that could work in Boston
VI. Next Steps
VII. Audience Questions & Comments

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