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Lawrence got mentioned in this [PBS][1] story about community WiFi networks.Kansas University is mentioned as an example in this story on immigration reform published by the [Heritage Foundation][2]. The KU portion deals with the Kansas law allowing undocumented state residents to pay in-state tuition rates.A KU graduate is featured in this [Broadcasting & Cable][3] online magazine story about use of video on Web sites.KU assistant basketball coach Tim Jankovich spoke Monday in Pittsburg. Here's the [Pittsburg Morning Sun's][4] account. [1]: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/features/july-dec06/wifi_8-14.html [2]: http://www.heritage.org/Research/Immigration/bg1960.cfm [3]: http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/CA6361915.html [4]: http://morningsun.net/stories/081506/spo_20060815010.shtml

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Adam_Mansfield 7 years, 8 months ago

Lawrence Freenet is not a scam. Feel free to come to any of our meetings or volunteer sessions. They are listed on our website - http://lawrencefreenet.org

We have no desire to compete with Sunflower. Our goal is to provide free internet access and computers to families that need free internet access and computers. If people who can afford it would like to pay for our service in order to subsidize service for someone else who may not be able to, then you can sign up for a site survey at our website - http://lawrencefreenet.org

We are not asking for "gimmie's from the City." We asked for access to city right of way in return for providing free service to qualifying families. The city commission voted unanimously to give us that access. We file a report with the city every quarter that lists the number of people recieving free service and the number of paying subscribers.

I am the President of Lawrence Freenet and I would be happy to help you investigate as much as you would like. You can contact me personally - sasnak at gmail.com.

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lrN51EXCXydF 7 years, 8 months ago

I'm beginning to think Lawrence Freenet is some sort of scam. I remember initially how Freenet claimed they were actually going to be free, and survive off of donations.

"Lawrence Freenet, that aims to provide free monthly Internet access - via wireless Internet connections - citywide by January. Organizers said they would seek a monthly donation from customers."

Now they charge, are actually more expensive than Sunflower, and still look for gimme's from the City.

Someone needs to investigate.

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grubesteak 7 years, 8 months ago

Fletch,

Probably because the link you posted was to a place in NY.

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not_so_fast 7 years, 8 months ago

http://www.freenet.com/

I wonder why you see anything about this in the ljworld??? hmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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fletch 7 years, 8 months ago

That piece from the Heritage Foundation is just a hit piece by Kris Kobach. Sorry Kris, you lost, get over it.

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