Paris is to have city-wide wireless internet access by the end of 2007 if a plan presented by mayor Bertrand Delanoe is approved by the city council. The project includes the introduction of 400 Wi-Fi hot spots (free internet access points) in parks, squares, libraries and public spaces across the capital and experimental blanket Wi-Fi cover for an entire neighbourhood. Internet service providers will also be allowed to install antennae on public buildings as part of the mayors drive to bring Paris into the digital age. Earlier this year Delanoe signed a Digital Sister Cities agreement with the mayor of San Francisco (United States) creating a city-to-city partnership between education, industry and community-based organizations in the digital media sphere.
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