China's First Wireless City Group Launching in Guangdong
Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Foshan and Dongguan are the first batch of cities to be connected with a wireless network, according to a forum organized by Guangdong's Department of Information Industry.
From China Knowledge, August 25, 2008
Brookings on e-Government, Public-Sector Advances
Despite the great promise of technological advancement, public sector innovation has tended to be small-scale and gradual.
From Brookings Institution, August 25, 2008
MetroFi Antennas Could Cost $60,000 to Remove
Estimates for removal are around $90,000; subtracting out a $30,000 bond for removal that was part of the MetroFi contract would still mean that Portland’s taxpayers could pay up to $60,000 to get those antennas taken down.
From DSL Reports, August 13, 2008
Clearwire CEO: Open WiMAX Networks and High Speeds
AT&T recently told the FCC that it didn't fundamentally oppose the merger of Xohm and Clearwire, but it did argue that the companies failed to include some of the frequencies they control in their merger application.
From Ars Technica, August 13, 2008
If I Ran AT&T... I'd Buy Skype
From my new perch atop a multi-billion dollar corporation, my first order of business is to address the inescapable reality that the traditional landline telephone business is headed towards extinction.
From AppRising, August 13, 2008
Arezzo, Italy, Partnering with FON on Muni Wi-Fi
The city of Arezzo will soon host one of the first Italian municipal WiFi networks, thanks to an agreement with FON and the involvement of its citizens, who will share their Internet connections and contribute to the roll out of the network.
From Martin Navasky, August 13, 2008
Tennesssee First State to Benefit from SafeLink Wireless Program
Through this much-needed service to struggling families, the SafeLink Wireless service will provide Tennessee’s eligible low-income households a free cell phone, unlimited mobile access to emergency services (911), and over an hour of air time each month for up to one year.
From Mobile Tech News, August 13, 2008
Canada Not Sure How to Spend Wireless Windfall
The auction provided 282 licences to 15 companies, mostly for airwaves used for advanced wireless services such as high-speed video and Internet, cellphones and other hand-held devices.
From Canada.com, August 13, 2008
Verizon Unveils Integrated Emergency Response System
Verizon Business is offering an IP-based platform designed to integrate emergency-response radio systems, along with voice and data services, into a common network.
From ComputerWorld, August 13, 2008
Wi-Fi on Buses in Cincinnati
Metro now offers Internet access on 20 buses that run along Interstate 71 between downtown Cincinnati and Kings Island.
From Cincinnati.com, August 13, 2008