Tag Archives: WiFi

The Sprint speediest results for the Mission.

Best Phone Coverage in the Mission?

Bad cellular coverage. Mobile downloads that dribble slowly onto your phone like summer Jello down an alley wall… No. Not all mobile broadband speeds are equal in the Mission. And based on crowd-sourced, mobile speedtests proferred up by anonymous and unpaid users of Sensorly’s app, you can see maps showing 4G, 3G, 2G and WiFi coverage around the neighborhood…and 50...
Selina Rodriguez, 19, uses a computer with a city-provided ethernet connection at the Valencia Gardens Computer Center.

City’s Effort to Bridge the Digital Divide with Free Broadband Disappoints Many

With great fanfare and a Valencia Gardens visit from Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski, San Francisco’s Broadband Project premiered in 2009 with a simple idea for bridging the digital divide: free Internet access for public housing residents. The San Francisco Department of Technology began using a municipal fiber network to give public housing residents free Internet access starting in...

Long Exposures and Sunny Vibrations

Have you ever wondered why your wireless signal doesn’t extend as far as you think it should? It could be the chicken wire in your walls, according to the Wall Street Journal. Apparently the fencing is the perfect size to interfere with 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi signals. Strange. 133 seconds is a really long exposure time for a picture. But that’s...