New York City Agencies Have More Eyes in More Places
Locating vehicles is one of ways the Department of Sanitation and other city agencies are using the city’s new $500 million high-speed wireless secure data network, one of the largest of its kind in the world.
From The New York Times, June 30, 2008
Major Metro Cities, Mayors Call For National Broadband Action
The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) on Monday, June 23, unanimously passed a resolution calling for broadband deployment action at the national level.
From City of Boston, June 28, 2008
Ireland Aiming for 100% Broadband Coverage by End of 2009
A new strategy due to be published by Communications Minister Eamon Ryan also aims to ensure that Ireland's broadband speeds will be among the highest in Europe within the next four years.
From Independent, June 26, 2008
Google, Tropos Leaders To Support Philly Wireless
Tropos Chairman David Hanna said he had been in ongoing discussions with EarthLink for almost nine months.
From The Bulletin, June 26, 2008
Buffalo (NY) Fights Crime With Wireless Video Surveillanc
The rapidly deployable, real-time video surveillance solution from Firetide and Avrio Group helped police make their first five arrests while the installation was still in progress.
From Government Technology, June 26, 2008
Cerf: Video Streaming to Give Way to Downloading
Cerf expects that video will be downloaded rather than streamed over time. With gigabit for second speed, users could download an hour of video in 16 seconds.
From CNET, June 26, 2008
MetroFi ending Wi-Fi service in Calif., Ore., Ill.
With no buyers in sight, MetroFi Inc.'s free wireless projects in Portland and in cities in California and Illinois appear to be ending.
From The Washington Times, June 26, 2008
Telerupted: Twilight for Telephone Networks
Session initiation protocol-compatible VoIP devices already account for as much as 20 percent of landline telephone traffic, thanks to the efforts of companies like Cisco, which sells to enterprises, and Comcast (in the U.S.) or Free (in France), which target consumers.
From GigaOM, June 26, 2008
Be Quiet: The Surveillance Cameras Might Hear You
The plan is to add an audio capability, so that the noise of breaking glass (for example) would cause the camera to take notice and alert an operator.
From Ars Tecnica, June 26, 2008
Charter Freezes Web Eavesdropping Plan
Charter Communications, the nation's fourth largest ISP, is indefinitely halting plans to test advertising technology that wiretaps customers' web usage, after customers criticized the idea and a powerful House Democrat raised questions about its legality.
From Wired Blog Network, June 26, 2008