Akamai Compares State Broadband Speeds
Akamai's 2 and 5Mbps watermarks clearly obliterate that of our own FCC, which considers anything over 200kbps to be broadband (it has been an absolutely epic struggle to get them to change that to 768kbps). Still, the U.S. fares pretty well globally, coming in at seventh place overall, with 20% of connections surpassing 5Mbps.
From DSL Reports, May 29, 2008
Demand for Wireless Internet Paying Off for Schools
For nearly 20 years, five California State University campuses in the Los Angeles area have banded together to broadcast live courses over public airwaves that were long ago set aside by the federal government for distance learning.
From The Los Angeles Times, May 20, 2008
OFCOM: Wireless Can Be Good for Your Health
With an aging population there's going to be bundles more cash to splash on health care in years to come, if you believe UK regulator Ofcom and this year's edition of its future technology report, the Wireless World of Tomorrow.
From The Register, May 16, 2008
Will Wireless Broadband Supplant FTTH?
Even if Sprint Nextel Corp. and Clearwire are successful in building their nationwide WiMax network, they won't pose an immediate threat to wireline broadband service growth, according to some experts at Light Reading’s The Future of Broadband conference yesterday.
From Light Reading, May 16, 2008
Verizon Business to Build and Manage Secure Global Network for DHS
Verizon Business will deploy and manage a secure global IP network linking thousands of U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sites under a new Networx Universal task order awarded by the agency.
From Verizon, May 16, 2008
Philly Won't Fight to Save Wi-Fi Network
EarthLink announced on Tuesday that it will shut down the network and remove the approximately 4,300 access nodes spread across Philadelphia. It said the decision followed months of negotiations with the city and nonprofit organizations aimed at handing over the $17 million network for free so it could keep running.
From InfoWorld, May 16, 2008
Richmond (CA) Gets Video Surveillance Fever
Taking a cue from surveillance camera-laden London, this San Francisco Bay Area city is installing security camera systems for the police and at the port to reduce crime and protect against terrorism.
From CNET, May 16, 2008
Vt. Telecom Chooses Towers Over Cables for Statewide Broadband
MetroFi is trying to sell its citywide Wi-Fi networks in Portland (Oregon), Aurora and Naperville (Illinois) and Santa Clara, Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Foster City and Concord (California).
From MuniWireless, May 16, 2008
MetroFi May Turn Off Wi-Fi for Portland, Ore.
MetroFi Inc. has informed the city of Portland it will turn off the free Wi-Fi network it is building if the city or a private company doesn't step in to buy the network.
From KGW.com, May 16, 2008
Washington State Seeking to Increase Broadband Access
Even as more and more people like Fallgatter tie into higher-speed Internet service, there remain large chunks of the state and pockets of population without DSL, cable, fiber optic, wireless or satellite service because it's either not available or not affordable.
From HeraldNet, May 16, 2008