Mississippi: Broadband Penetration at a Crawl
Dial-up Internet service is the slowest available; signals are received and transmitted along mostly copper telephone lines. The good news about dial-up is that it's available just about anywhere there is a conventional telephone line.
From redOrbit, June 18, 2008
Wireless Philadelphia May Survive After All
EarthLink, which values the network equipment at about $17 million, has offered to turn it over to a new owner for free in a bid to get out of its contract.
From The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 18, 2008
City of Santa Fe Rejects Allergy Claims; Proceeds
Santa Fe's city council voted unanimously to go ahead with the plan to provide free WiFi hotspots around the city in libraries and other public buildings, and rejected a motion to leave city hall uncovered by the plan.
From Ars Technica, June 18, 2008
Michigan Community Wi-Fi Update
Across metro Detroit, residents had hoped low-priced or free Wi-Fi access was on tap through proposed municipal programs. Oakland and Washtenaw counties have pilot projects running. So do parts of downtown Detroit and Mt. Clemens. Livingston County hopes to launch one soon.
From The Detroit Free Press, June 18, 2008
Big Growth for Internet Traffic, Cisco Says
Traffic on the world’s networks will increase (annually) 46 percent from 2007 to 2012, nearly doubling every two years. As a result, there will be an annual bandwidth demand of approximately 522 exabytes2, or more than half a zettabyte.
From GigaOm, June 17, 2008
Charging by the Byte to Curb Internet Traffic
Time Warner Cable began a trial of “Internet metering” in one Texas city early this month, asking customers to select a monthly plan and pay surcharges when they exceed their bandwidth limit.
From The New York Times, June 16, 2008
Reed Hundt and Michael Powell Debate Candidates' Policies
Federalist Society hosts former FCC Chairman Reed Hundt representing Barack Obama, Former FCC Chairman Michael Powell representing John McCain.
From Broadcasting and Cable, June 12, 2008
Options Multiply for Small-Business Broadband
From PC World Business Center, June 12, 2008
UK Broadband Speeds Lagging
Britain's broadband is lagging behind, and no one wants to spend the money to bring it up to scratch.
From Times Online, June 12, 2008
St. Louis Park (MO) Sues Wi-Fi System Provider
The city says Arinc's often-delayed solar-powered system doesn't work well. The company says it has met its obligations.
From Minneapolis Star-Tribune, June 12, 2008