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Local Wi-Fi on the rise.

Area nonprofit MAIN, Mountain Area Information Network, recently announced that their Wi-Fi coverage in Asheville has tripled since the Asheville City Council voted to endorse MAIN's plan for a "Wi-Fi City" in 2008.

They also announced that their Wi-Fi City effort recently helped to create a computer classroom at the Burton Street Community Center. They donated 10 computers to BSCC that are now installed and providing broadband Internet access for BSCC's summer enrichment activities.

Currently, MAIN serves as a technology partner for WNC nonprofits and agencies. Since 1996, MAIN has partnered with the Western Alliance and Pathways for the Future in recycling computers to citizens with disabilities and providing free or low-cost Internet access. MAIN is currently partnering with the Housing Authority of Asheville and Asheville City Schools to seek funding to extend their Wi-Fi City network to public housing and key community centers used by at-risk students.

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Publication:New Life Journal
Date:Sep 1, 2009
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