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Wi-Fi Smart Meters from Corpus Christi to Anderson
From Corpus Christi, Texas to Anderson, Indiana, a number of cities across the United States are using Wi-Fi to deploy and manage smart meters for utilities including electric, water, and gas--and many more are in the pilot stage of similar deployments. While many utility companies use BPL (broadband over power line) for such deployments, Wi-Fi offers some unique advantages.
From Wi-Fi Planet, May 08, 2008

Smarter Electric Grid Could Be Key to Saving Power
This is the beginning of a new way of thinking about electricity, and the biggest change in how we get power since wires began veining the landscape a century ago.
From Wired Magazine, May 08, 2008

Cityywide Wireless IP Network Launched in New York
NYCWiN will run on 400 nodes across five boroughs -- with many of the access points perched on rooftops…Nineteen city agencies developed about 53 unique applications for the network.
From Government Technology, May 08, 2008

Economic Downturn Accelerates Budget Problems for State CIOs
The fiscal situation facing state budgets has worsened this fiscal year. But that's not the bad news, according to experts who predict the possibility of huge budget shortfalls before things get better.
From Government Technology, May 08, 2008

Pittsburg (CA) Deploys Mesh-Enabled Video Surveillance
Violent and non-violent events have been captured, both live and recorded, enabling police to follow and apprehend suspects involved in theft, assault, aggravated assault, child abductions, drug deals, homicide, etc.
From Strix Systems, May 08, 2008

Seattle City Hall Taking Up City-Owned Broadband
The City Council recently authorized spending $185,000 to develop a request for proposals (RFP) aimed at attracting a partner to provide a fiber-to-the-premises network similar to what Verizon has done privately in some neighboring suburbs. The goal: affordable "true broadband connectivity for all Seattle residents by 2015," as envisioned three years ago by a city task force.
From Crosscut.com, May 07, 2008

Sprint, Clearwire Create $14.5B WiMax Giant
"Strategic investors" are to invest $3.2 billion in the new WiMax company, giving it a corporate value of nearly $14.55 billion.
From Light Reading, May 07, 2008

As Broadband Growth Slows, Expect Speed Boosts
The demand for broadband in the U.S., after growing at an explosive rate for almost two years, has started to slow, largely due to high market penetration rates and a struggling economy.
From GigaOM, May 02, 2008

Verizon Promises 100% NYC FiOS Coverage By 2014
After lengthy, closed door negotiations between Mayor Bloomberg and Verizon, the city today announced they've agreed to Verizon's citywide franchise plan.
From DSL Reports, May 02, 2008

Commentary on Cisco and AT&T Telepresence
"My imagination started whirring last week as I read about AT&T's recent partnership with Cisco Systems for managed telepresence services."
From Telephony Online, May 02, 2008

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