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C : Chicago@e-democracy.org 18 July 2005 • 6:39PM -0400

[Chicago] Public Hearing for a City-wide Wireless Network: Truman College - July 21
by Michael Maranda

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Following is a notice regarding the first of three expected public hearings
to be held by the city council's technology development committee.   CTCNet
Chicago is also hosting a meeting related to this at the Center for
Neighborhood Technology at 4 PM, same day.  Contact me if you are interested
in being involved.





Subject: Public Hearing for a City-wide Wireless Network


The City Council Committees on Finance and Economic, Capital, and Technology
Development have assembled a Task Force of community leaders and elected
officials to address high speed internet opportunities for all Chicago
residents.  Our primary goal is to determine a vision and a strategy to
guide the City of Chicago in its efforts to ensure that affordable high
speed internet access is accessible in every neighborhood of the city.  

To this end, we have scheduled the first  of three  public hearings on the
need for affordable high speed internet access in Chicago neighborhoods and
business districts.  The first meeting will be held:

Date:  Thursday, July 21, 2005

Time:  6:30 p.m.

Location:  Truman College, 1145 West Wilson Avenue, Room #3641

We are still in the process of scheduling meetings on the west side and
south side of the city and will inform you as soon as those dates and
locations are confirmed.  

It is very important that you or a representative from your organization
make every effort to attend one of the meetings nearest to you.  We hope
that you can also assist us by inviting residents and businesses to testify
at these hearings.  The level of public demand and support will be crucial
as we make plans to move forward.  

Please contact Aileen Kim at (773) 736-5594 to confirm your attendance and
the names of people who are expected to testify.  

Thank you for your time and we hope to see you at the hearings.


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