Mayor Gavin Newsom has been pushing the idea of “free WiFi” in San Francisco, but it would be anything but free. The Mayor’s play to grant special status to only one WiFi provider in San Francisco would essentially create a government-controlled WiFi monopoly in SF. There are so many reasons to oppose a government-controlled Internet, that if I listed them all here, you’d be reading all day. To learn more, you can go to the Pacific Research Institute’s (PRI) fact page or you can see links to related data here.
PRI is calling on all San Franciscans to oppose government controlled WiFi. Please go to the PRI homepage and click on the “Fight Government-Controlled Internet in San Francisco” banner up top. This will send an e-mail to Mayor Gavin Newsom expressing your views.
If you join in–and if you pass the word on to your friends and family to join in–it will help to strengthen the voices of the free market and free speech.
Here is a open letter PRI wrote to the Mayor.