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Wireless in Portland, Oregon
Emily Gertz, 11 Jun 04

Well, even those of us who've moved away know that Portland, Oregon is a slice of heaven. The latest proof: the Personal Telco Project PTP's mission is to "promote and build public wireless networks through community support and education." Members climb roofs (with permission) all over town and install WiFi hot spots. In four years they've created 114 free access points. Local tabloid Willamette Week writes about PTP:

"The idea of building a community-run network, and being able to say to the telecom companies, 'Ha! See! We don't need you!,' seemed like an incredibly fun goal," says Adam Shand, the New Zealander who started Personal Telco in November 2000, while he was working for a doomed Beaverton dot-com. "It seemed totally feasible that anyone who wanted to be online could be."

We first wrote about PTP in December; it's good to see they're still going strong.

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Comments

Hey guys. Weird stumbling across my name here :-) Keep up the great work!

Adam.


Posted by: Adam Shand on 17 Jun 04

Hi Adam,

Thanks for stopping by!

Keep us in the loop on PTP's doings.

- Emily


Posted by: Emily Gertz on 17 Jun 04



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