Overcoming Hype, Minneapolis Wi-Fi Holds Promise
Later this month the city will decide whether the network is meeting its contract requirements, and despite the first-year glitches US Internet is expected to get a passing grade from Minneapolis officials.
From Minneapolis Star-Tribune, June 26, 2008
Wireless Silicon Valley Set to Move Ahead
Two years after its initial RFP, the trial deployment in San Carlos, CA this week received city approval to begin moving forward. If completed, the project will cover 1,500 square miles with wireless.
From Wi-Fi Planet, June 26, 2008
New Group Makes Broadband a National Priority
The group, which calls itself InternetforEveryone.org, officially launched at Free Press' Personal Democracy Forum here. The main purpose of the new initiative is to help organize public support for a national broadband policy.
From CNET, June 25, 2008
Free Press, Public Knowledge Slam NebuAd
In a new report, “NebuAd and Partner ISPs: Wiretapping, Forgery and Browser Hijacking,” Robert Topolski, the chief technical consultant for the organizations, found that NebuAd uses special equipment that “monitors, intercepts and modifies the contents of Internet packets” as consumers go online.
From Congress Daily, June 19, 2008
State by State Report on Internet Connection Speed
The results reveal that the United States is falling far behind other industrialized nations.
From SpeedMatters.org, June 19, 2008
Amsterdam Gets Europe's First Mobile WiMAX Network
A commercial network launched in Amsterdam on Tuesday is the first in Europe to use a mobile version of the Wimax standard to allow users to surf the Web at high speeds while on the move, operator Worldmax said.
From Reuters, June 19, 2008
Sprint CEO: Xohm WiMAX to Go Live in September
ddressing conference delegates in his keynote presentation Tuesday at the WiMAX Forum Global Congress in Amsterdam, he said the first commercial Xohm service will start this September in Baltimore.
From Telecoms.com, June 19, 2008
Local Investors to Run Philadelphia Wi-Fi Network
The investors said they plan to form a for-profit company that will provide businesses both wired, high-speed Internet access and wireless service. They also plan to maintain the citywide wireless network Earthlink Inc. built for $17 million and offer wireless service free to consumers.
From Atlanta Journal-Constitution, June 18, 2008
Obama Pledges Universal Broadband, Doubling R&D Budget
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama Monday pledged universal high-speed Internet access and doubling the national research and development budget in a speech at Kettering University in Flint.
From Great Lakes IT Report, June 18, 2008
$75M from Wi-Fi Sale to Be Used for Public Housing
Toronto Hydro will sell off its telecommunications unit and pay the City of Toronto a $75 million special dividend that Mayor David Miller has earmarked for public housing.
From The Star, June 18, 2008