Archive for May, 2010

Council committee gives OK for city to buy wi-fi network

Posted on the Philadelphia Daily News
By JOSH FERNANDEZ

A City Council committee yesterday approved plans to buy a wireless network that once promised to make Philadelphia one big public wireless hot spot, but will now mainly be used by the government. MORE

Wi-Fi may be Coming to Phila. Government Operations

Posted on KYW1060.com
by KYW’s Mike Dunn

The failed project once known as “Wireless Philadelphia” may see new life starting Tuesday. A city council committee will hold a hearing on the Nutter Administration’s plans to use that dormant Wi-Fi network for government operations — including police and fire. MORE

Code for America chooses Philly for web development team

Posted on Technically Philly
written by: Christopher Wink

It seems as though the City of Philadelphia will get a helping hand in its quest to move forward with the growing list of possibility in Web transparency and government openness. READ MORE

Five Cities Get Free Civic Apps Through Code for America

Five American cities have been selected for a random act of kindness from software developers. Boston, Boulder, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Seattle will all receive free web and/or mobile apps to help administer government and serve citizens, thanks to a program called Code for America. MORE