South Park, Golden Villas
Golden Villas is an affordable housing location in South Park, San Diego. it has 44 dwellings in 11 buildings, and a community room. A local non-profit manages the housing. The residents are a broad demographic and are mostly families with children.
In Feb 2005, Socalfreenet volunteers descended en masse and installed two rooftop access points, a gateway sharing and firewall device in the office to provide wireless coverage for the entire complex.
At the same time, they also completely cleared out the disused community room and installed a complete computer lab with six computers donated by the San Diego Futures foundation.
This has been a flagship installation. Most of the residents here use the internet, as well as many surrounding houses. The system has been incredibly stable, with outages measured in minutes per year.