The Department of Telecommunications and Information Services for the City of San Francisco is going to hold a community meeting to discuss the possibility of building broadband infrastructure (fiber to the premises) in the city.
The meeting is being held in response to resolution # 617-04, which urges the city to consider installing broadband facilities (fiber really) as part of the upcoming rebuilding of City’s sewer system, a multi-year project.
The new fiber could be used to increase the available bandwidth in San Francisco. These facilities could be leased to communications companies who could offer services over city owned pipes, and increase competition. Whether this actually gets to the finish line remains to be seen. The Google WiFi project is still mired in political morass and nowhere close to being launched. Getting things done in politically charged San Francisco is not an easy process.