Sunday, May 21, 2006

Houston is going Wireless

I was scrolling through blogs this evening, specifically those blogs that are Houston related and came across one that stated that Houston is going to go wireless.

Our mayor, Bill White, who I love and adore is promoting a wireless plan for all of Houston. He has a real challenge on his hands, this is a big big city. Apparently the rollout is going to cover 600 square miles! This will be the biggest rollout ever. Can anyone spell ambition?

Apparently Houstonians will have to pay a "small fee" for the service. I wonder if it is something we will be billed for whether we use it or not...

It's getting pretty scary how dependent on technology we've become.

I asked a colleague the other day if he went to bed tonight and then woke up the next day and discovered it was 1985, how would he react? Would he go nuts without his e-mail and cell phone? I wonder if I would? I didn't even have an answering machine back then. No call notes. Of course, I would do the OBVIOUS. And that would be that I would invest every nickel and dime I had in Microsoft & Apple. And then later, in Enron, too. Hell yeah, and then sell like hell in 2000.

So anyway, I think it's sort of cool we're going wireless.

Oh, and here's the article


danielle said... home town is going wireless. crazy. you're right that it's ambitious. what i want to know is how long it's going to take to get it up and running (properly).

san fran is supposed to do the same soon, but i am not keeping my fingers crossed for any time soon. i'll keep my personal DSL for now.

A Girl From Texas said...

I have no idea. However, I'm sure Bill White will try to get it done before the end of his term so that it won't have to passed on to another mayor to implement.

There is nothing political about our Mayor. He is such a hands on, idea man. I love him.

ranger said...

I hadn't heard this but ambitious is right. In some ways I'd prefer we get some decent mass transit...

Kind of freaky weird, as an aside, that I found your blog from a comment you left on my friend in Raleigh's blog.

A Girl From Texas said...

'tis a small world in which we live.