BusinessWeek: Plugging America's Broadband Gap
FCC's Martin...wants to auction off wireless spectrum and require the winning bidder to provide free broadband throughout the country. The company could make money by selling advertising and advanced services.
From BusinessWeek, August 01, 2008
Analysys Mason: HSPA to Dominate Over WiMAX
Analysis Mason research: The number of wireless broadband customers around the world will increase from 70 million in 2008 to 2.1 billion in 2015, and provision of wireless broadband services will be dominated by HSPA and HSPA+, despite the existence of WiMAX.
From Analysys Mason, July 31, 2008
Santa Clara (CA) Electric Utility Taking Over Network
The Electric Utility had already planned to use the wireless network to support its implementation of the remote meter reading project. In addition to this, the Electric Utility will also be taking on the task of supporting and possibly expanding the free wireless network.
From The Santa Clara Weekly, July 31, 2008
New York City to Bypass Municipal Wireless
New York City wants to provide faster and cheaper Internet access, especially to its low-income residents, without going the route of municipal Wi-Fi that has proved to be the bane of so many U.S. cities.
From ComputerWorld, July 31, 2008
DSL to Go the Way of Dial-Up
The Media Metrics analyst says the fairly miserable subscriber numbers from AT&T and Verizon (which were released last week and this week, respectively) suggest that cable is stealing a share of the broadband market from DSL.
From Wired Blog Network, July 31, 2008
Manchester (UK) Issues RFP for Citywide Wireless
Development and sustainability of wireless broadband services joint venture.
From Manchester City Council, July 31, 2008
OPEC 2.0: Avoid a Bandwidth Cartel
Just as the industrial revolution depended on oil and other energy sources, the information revolution is fueled by bandwidth. If we aren’t careful, we’re going to repeat the history of the oil industry by creating a bandwidth cartel.
From The New York Times, July 30, 2008
AT&T: Economy Squeezing Broadband
AT&T is seeing some consumers terminate home broadband connections for economic reasons, CFO Rick Lindner told analysts today when discussing AT&T’s third-quarter earnings.
From Telephony Online, July 25, 2008
Metro Atlanta Leaders on Broadband Goals at Summit
The Summit...served to introduce members of a newly formed Atlanta Digital Empowerment Council (DEC), part of The Alliance's nationwide initiative which advocates for increased broadband access, especially in urban and underserved communities.
From MarketWatch, July 25, 2008
After Azulstar Backs Out, WinstonNet Put on Ice
WinstonNet has received no responses to the request for proposals to lead the wireless initiative since its initial chosen partner, Michigan-based Azulstar, backed out in March, said Executive Director Lynda Goff.
From The Winston-Salem Business Journal, July 25, 2008