The Charter of Florence
The future of Municipal Wi-Fi for local development
The 'Charter of Florence' is a best practice document which contains guidelines for the implementation of wireless infrastructure in digitally disadvantaged areas. The Charter is targeted to local authorities and public administrators who are keen to bridge the digital divide. It offers guidance on some of the critical factors that are likely to determine the success or failure of such initiatives:

The Charter is the product of the evaluation of current practices worldwide, and leverages the proceedings of the international conference "The Wireless City" held in Florence, Italy, in May 2006 and organized by the MIT Senseable City Laboratory together with the Province of Florence, the Municipality of Philadelphia and Cisco Systems. The Charter of Florence was presented to the Italian Minister for Technology and Innovation on 11 September 2006.

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