Based on extensive discussions with administrators, teachers, students and members of the community, Freenet has identified several key advantages to the Freenet-Kids proposal.
Student Life - Modern students spend more and more of their time working
with computers and the Internet. This
valuable tool allows the students to better understand themselves and the
world they live in. Providing Internet
access to students everywhere within the community will give
the Internet to Kids - Freenet already has contracts with thousands of
apartments across the City of
Creation - The Freenet-Kids proposal will create 15 high quality tech
jobs right here in
4. Security - Modern wireless security standards make it painless to deliver high quality broadband Internet in a safe and secure manner. Children will have all of the benefits of state of the art encryption and filtering technologies to keep their information safe.
5. Police Access - As part of the proposal, the police department will be able to securely access the Lawrence Freenet network to access databases, file reports and enforce the law.
6. Staff Access - City staff will have access to the Freenet network in order to communicate with the city's existing IT infrastructure. From filing reports to sending e-mail, city workers will be able to perform their jobs more effectively in the field.
Access - To better serve the community, Lawrence Freenet will open up
access to the Library's Information Technology resources to any member of the
community who has a WiFi enabled device. From searching databases to renewing a book, every citizen in
Infrastructure - To serve 10,000 children within the community, Lawrence Freenet
will need to install approximately 25 miles of underground cable throughout
the community. The organization is
proposing that the City of
9. Emergency Broadcast - Through the implementation of its HAMMER Emergency Broadcast system, Lawrence Freenet will make it possible for emergency information to be transmitted to any Lawrence Freenet member who is currently online.
KanREN Access -
As part of the proposed infrastructure project, Lawrence Freenet will donate
a pair of fiber-optic cables to connect KanREN to