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Going Once…Going Twice…700 Mhz Spectrum is Sold
After 260 rounds of bidding over more than seven weeks the government auction has ended for the 700 Mhz wireless spectrum. The winning bids totaled $19,592,420,000.
From The New York Times, March 20, 2008

Rockland County (NY) Okays Wireless Initiative
The County of Rockland is moving ahead with its wireless initiative with a goal of connecting the entire county by providing residents, schools and businesses with cost-effective, high-speed access to the Internet.
From Mid Hudson News, March 20, 2008

Sensors May Help Government Monitor Aging Infrastructure
A new engineering technology, structural health monitoring (SHM), is being developed to address critical infrastructure needs. The process uses wireless technology to monitor a structure's physical properties such as loads, stresses, strains and cracks, as well as changes in chemical and electrical properties related to deterioration - corrosion, fatigue, chlorides and humidity
From Government Technology, March 20, 2008

Seattle Privately Owned Broadband Moving Ahead
The system envisioned would offer speeds of 25 megabits per second residential broadband service, which is fast enough for multiple streams of high-definition video and more than double the speed of Comcast's best service.
From The Seattle Times, March 20, 2008

FCC to Improve Broadband Data Collection
The Federal Communications Commission adopted an order Wednesday aimed at increasing the precision and quality of broadband subscribership data collected every six months from broadband services providers.
From Benton Foundation, March 20, 2008

New York State to Fund Nine Public-Private Partnership
New York Governor David A. Paterson today announced that nine public/private sector partnerships will receive funds to help promote the research, design and implementation of innovative solutions to create affordable broadband Internet access for underserved urban and rural communities throughout the state.
From Government Technology, March 20, 2008

Seattle Seeks Partner for New Broadband Network
Seattle is gearing up to test private-sector interest in building and running a $500 million superfast broadband network for the city.
From Puget Sound Business Journal, March 18, 2008

Maryland Lawmakers Push DEP on Rural Broadband
Frustrated by a permit dispute that has put the brakes on parts of a state program to bring broadband Internet access to rural parts of Maryland, some lawmakers are seeking a bill to require the Department of the Environment to waive the fees.
From Delaware Online, March 18, 2008

Will S.C. Be First State to Go Completely Wireless?
Lawmakers and telecommunication companies say building a network is a huge gamble for South Carolina based on the unproven technology called WiMax.
From TheState.com, March 18, 2008

Suffolk and Nassau Counties Project Stalls for Lack of Funding
By last December, E-Path Communications was supposed to have set up two pilot locations on Long Island, one in Huntington along the Route 110 corridor, and one in Eisenhower Park in East Meadow. However, E-Path’s done none of the work.
From Long Island Business News, March 18, 2008

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