San Francisco IT Worker Arrested in Network Hijacking
A disgruntled city computer engineer has virtually commandeered San Francisco's new multimillion-dollar computer network, altering it to deny access to top administrators even as he sits in jail on $5 million bail, authorities said Monday.
From San Francisco Chronicle, July 17, 2008
California Bill Expands Broadband Services
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed Senate Bill 1191 authorizing community service districts to provide broadband services to their residents.
From Government Technology, July 17, 2008
Hartford (CT) Gives Up on Citywide Wi-Fi
Nearly three years after Mayor Eddie Perez promised with fanfare to provide free wireless Internet access citywide by 2009, city officials have quietly tabled the plan.
From HartfordBusiness.com, July 17, 2008
Lompoc (CA) Network Undergoing Second Life
The improved service is helping Lompoc accommodate an increasing demand for the citywide Wi-Fi network – called LompocNet -- which is available to residents as a lower cost alternative to other paid broadband access.
From Aptilo Networks, July 15, 2008
Opinion: Vermont's E-State Initiative
Broadband enables individuals and small business to actively participate, lead and contribute to the future economic life of Vermont.
From The Rutland Herald, July 11, 2008
Asia's Broadband Subscribers to Hit 170 Million
By the end of 2008, the Asia-Pacific region will be home to 171 million broadband subscribers, an increase of 31.5 percent over last year's 129.7 million, according to a new report released Wednesday.
From ZD Net Asia, July 11, 2008
Wireless Surveillance Helps Revitalize Ohio Neighborhoods
High-resolution, IP-based pan/tilt/zoom cameras are installed on six buildings between 17th Street and Wilson Avenue. Each can record video of activities hundreds of feet away, with enough detail to identify faces and automobile license plate numbers.
From Firetide, July 11, 2008
Video Surveillance Firm Gets $10M in VC funding
Bedford, Mass.-based VideoIQ was spun out of GE Security in 2007 and is headed by Scott Schnell, a former RSA executive.
From CNET, July 10, 2008
Telecoms Sue US Communities Over High-Speed Links
Telecommunications companies are suing cities around the nation to stop the construction of publicly owned fiber optic systems to bring high-speed Internet, telephone and cable television to communities far from metropolitan centers.
From National Law Journal, July 08, 2008
Kutztown (PA) Fiber May Hold Key to the Future
Not only does Kutztown’s Hometown Utilicom FTTH system cost less than most cable providers — a customer pays $18 per month for basic cable and $35 per month for expanded cable — but it also has capabilities that can make it relevant decades into the future.
From Carroll County Times, July 08, 2008