Atlanta becomes web worker friendly


Blanketed wifi, what’s better than that for a web worker. The ability to work absolutely anywhere without using a piece of equipment like Cingular’s wifi access card. The City of Atlanta is another city about to enter the muni-wifi program. They have teamed up with EarthLink to offer high speed access for anyone in the city, including businesses, home users, and visitors.

Of course there will be a fee for it, but the good news is that Atlanta will be working to provide discounted access for lower income individuals. Its great news for the city, but even greater news for workers that depend on an internet connection for business wherever they might be. Let’s hope that other cities start ramping up to jump into the municipal wifi program soon. This is after all not only a great way for cities to make some extra cash, but a way to improve infrastructures and a step closer to the future.






Louisiana homeowners affected by Hurricane Katrina or Rita who have not yet applied to The Road Home program have until July 31, 2007 to file an application for assistance, officials announced today.
“Homeowners with damages to their homes who have not yet applied should do so right away,” said Michael Taylor, director of the Disaster Recovery Unit, Office of Community Development. “We want to ensure that homeowners who need assistance apply before the deadline so as not to miss out on potential program benefits.”
Louisiana homeowners who owned and occupied their homes at the time of Hurricane Katrina or Rita, and suffered damage as a result of one of the storms, may be eligible to receive assistance through The Road Home program. Owners of single-unit, double-unit, condominiums and mobile homes are encouraged to apply.
Any Louisiana homeowner who has yet to apply to the program can start the application process by visiting or by calling 1.888.ROAD.2.LA (1.888.762.3252 or TTY: 1.800.566.4224).
Program officials stressed that this is a deadline to apply, not a deadline for the entire program. Those who have already applied can call the same numbers to check on the status of their application and get additional information – even after the deadline.
“July 31 will be the final day for those homeowners that suffered damages to their homes as a result of Hurricane Katrina or Rita to apply for the program,” said Taylor. “The Road Home program will continue to process applications and move applicants through the process to closing, but those that need to start the process must do so by July 31.”
This application deadline applies to applications for the Homeowner Assistance program only. Applications for the Rental program will be accepted during the time that rounds are open.

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