Why Wi-Fi?

David Robinson at The American said my last blog post on Wi-Fi was intriguing and asked me to write a piece for him. I can’t turn down a request for writing, so here it is. The piece is about the recent failure of the San Francisco Wi-Fi plan with Google and Earthlink. I also advance the argument that a public/private partnership to create Wi-Fi is a generally bad idea—the regulation that comes with Muni-Wi threatens to turn providers into utilities.