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Switching over to free-over-the-airwaves Digital TV

Great article in the LA Times on Friday about all the new Digital TV channels that are available for free. Rabbit ears make comeback in di…

Started by James Brennan

1 Dec 28, 2009
Reply by Sarah Auerswald

Wi-Fi Helps Wildfire Prevention and more!

With more than 5,000 homes in the Santa Barbara, CA area evacuated due to the 500-acre Jesusita Fire today, we reprise a few stories from o…

Started by John Ayers

0 May 7, 2009

Argonaut: Free Broadband in Mar Vista with Open Wi-Fi

The Argonaut reports today on how residents in Mar Vista who want to have the convenience of free wireless Internet (Wi-Fi) service that is…

Started by James Brennan

0 May 7, 2009

Take Action: Don’t Let Time Warner Squeeze Your Internet

Just as we're suffering economically, cable giant Time Warner is trying to squeeze us even further, forcing customers to pay a steep penalt…

Started by James Brennan

0 Apr 13, 2009

Mr. Obama’s Internet Agenda December 16, 2008 NY Times Editorial President-elect Barack Obama recently announced…

Started by James Brennan

0 Dec 16, 2008

Solar Meraki

Started by Rei

0 Nov 19, 2008

I hate my verizon service. Help!

I use verizon highspeed (internet only), and they're stealing my money. My service is often down, and I spend hours on hold for them to tel…

Started by Sarah C

2 Nov 12, 2008
Reply by Sara Roos

Frequently Asked Questions

1) What is Open Wi-Fi? Open Mar Vista Wi-Fi is a fast and reliable wireless mesh enabled by Mar Vista residents and businesses joining toge…

Started by Open Neighborhoods

0 Oct 15, 2008

Recent questions on open Wi-Fi

Here are some comments on recent questions about bringing open Wi-Fi to Mar Vista (thanks Ian!): 1. Time-Warner bandwidth throttling to he…

Started by James Brennan

0 Aug 5, 2008

Verizon FiOS: should I upgrade?

Here's a viewpoint on upgrading to 50 Mbps broadband service from Verizon:

Started by James Brennan

0 Jun 19, 2008


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