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Maryland traffic cameras -- examining the controversial use of red light and speed cameras to improve driver safety
About the controversial implementation and use of traffic surveillance cameras, such as red light cameras and speed cameras, in the state of Maryland and nearby areas. This trend has many Maryland citizens up in arms against their elected government officials who claim that these measures are essential to the safety of motorists.
From Video Surveillance Guide, September 25, 2008

Wireless Tracking Devices Come to Mines
Micro-wireless tags used in 30 West Virginia mines.
From GovTech, September 25, 2008

Is D-Block Dead?
Whether you are an opponent of the white space debate or an advocate of the re-auction of the D-Block spectrum, some D.C. insiders believe that chances are slim that a decision on either issue will be made before year-end. One analyst with Stifel Nicolaus & Co says that she doesn't think either controversial project will be finalized this year. And if they are finalized, she thinks they could easily be reversed by those appointed by the next administration.
From Fierce Wireless, September 24, 2008

Virginia Announces Launch of Community Broadband Toolkit
Provides an easy-to-use guide to facilitate local decision-making including information on technologies, applications and business elements such as legal structure and financing.
From Gov Tech, September 24, 2008

New York State Announces Grants for Local Government Efficiency
Expanded opportunities for shared services.
From Gov Tech, September 24, 2008

Wi-Fi dead zone to cost Minneapolis extra $1 million
To fill in a dead spot in the middle of its Wi-Fi network, the city of Minneapolis will shell out $1 million for decorative light poles that are strong enough to hang wireless Internet transmitters on.
From Twin Cities.com, September 24, 2008

Silicon Valley Going Ahead On Wi-Fi Plan
While many city and regional governments have backed away from ambitious plans to provide wireless services, a Silicon Valley group is moving ahead -- albeit slowly.
From Yahoo! News, September 24, 2008

London Mayor Wants Citywide Wi-Fi
Boris Johnson, mayor of London, says that London should create a citywide Wi-Fi network: “What we need is a city where anywhere you go, you can log on, you can get on the web. They’ve done it in other parts of the world; why on earth can’t we do it? Let’s look at ways that we can improve the infrastructure in this city so that there’s wi-fi access everywhere.”
From Muniwireless, September 23, 2008

Cell tax bill debated at House hearing
The Cell Tax Fairness Act of 2008 was debated yesterday at a House Judiciary Committee hearing. Supporters claim the bill's five-year ban on imposing any "new discriminatory tax" on wireless carriers will help low-income people get greater access to mobile broadband. Detractors claim the bill will hamper local and state governments' ability to collect taxes, which will cause budget issues in the face of economic woes.
From CNet, September 22, 2008

Searching the city for Zune-friendly Wi-Fi
CNET News' Ina Fried traverses San Francisco with one of Microsoft's latest music players, to mixed results.
From CNet, September 22, 2008

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