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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 26, 2007
Release No. M-11-07
CITY TEAMS UP WITH HOSEF
TO OFFER WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS IN EWA
Mayor Mufi Hannemann announced today that the City and
HOSEF is a group of volunteers and information professionals dedicated to free and open source software. In addition to the wireless local area network, HOSEF maintains eight refurbished computers and established a computer lab at
Scott Belford, HOSEF’s executive director, said, “Mayor Mufi Hannemann and his administration have long been working to seed our communities with innovative technologies that perpetuate hope within our youth. Now our youth are learning on computers as much as playing pool and ping pong.”
The free wireless network was installed with the assistance of local entrepreneur and innovator Jim Thompson and support from the City’s Department of Information Technology.
Mayor Hannemann said, “In my campaign for mayor in 2004, I called for wireless communities throughout
“Our City Department of Information Technology, under the leadership of Director Gordon Bruce, looks forward to working with Scott and his team of students on future projects of this type,” Hannemann said.
DIT Director Bruce said, “Not only is HOSEF providing the WiFi point, but it is providing and maintaining the computers. Those computers were just more E-waste. Instead of them creating disposal problems or ending up in the landfill, these computers have a new life.
“This is just another example of innovative programs that we are working on at the City and
Gordon Bruce, Director, Department of Information Technology, 768-7601
|Friday, January 26, 2007|