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WiMAX network on the Open Range
Despite predictions of its decline, WiMAX continues to attract interest especially in the United States, after equipment vendor Alvarion teamed up with ISP Open Range Communications to build a WiMAX network that could reach up to 6 million people.
From TechWorld, June 18, 2009

Senators Urge Genachowski To Revive FCC
Julius Genachowski is widely expected to be confirmed to head the Federal Communications Commission today, following a nomination hearing where he was urged to revive an agency lawmakers said had been mismanaged through years of secrecy and influenced by corporate interests.
From Washington Post, June 17, 2009

WiMAX Internet Service Now Commercially Available in Atlanta
US WiMAX provider Clearwire officially launched its CLEAR™ WiMAX service in Atlanta on Tuesday. The Atlanta metro area receives the distinction of becoming the largest Internet hot spot in the US with service available to three million people across 1,200 square miles.
From Wimax.com, June 16, 2009

China to resubmit WLAN protocol as global standard
China is to resubmit a WLAN security protocol to an international standards body three years after it had been first rejected.
From TechWorld, June 16, 2009

Cisco, Alcatel-Lucent say 'buy American' not feasible for stimulus requirements
In discussions and comments filed with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), Cisco Systems and Alcatel-Lucent said they want the "buy American" provisions eliminated as a condition to receive part of the $7.2 billion in broadband stimulus money the NTIA and the Department of Agriculture's Rural Utilities Service (RUS) are charged with doling out.
From FierceWireless, June 11, 2009

New Coalition Advocates for Broadband
Microsoft has joined forces with a host of advocacy groups to form a new organization dedicated to promoting broadband access in community anchor institutions. The Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband Coalition, launched June 11th, plans to press policy makers to deliver high-speed Internet access to public facilities that support activities, such as distance learning and telemedicine.
From WiFi Planet, June 11, 2009

Two Million Mobile Internet Sessions and Counting, Optimum Online Customers Embrace the Value and Convenience of Optimum WiFi
Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE: CVC) today announced that its Optimum Online customers have accessed the Internet more than two million times for free over Optimum WiFi, and are averaging more than one million minutes online per day. With thousands of new users discovering and using the service every week, Optimum WiFi marked its second million user sessions in less than half the time it took to surpass the one million-session milestone - less than three months.
From Fierce Wireless, June 11, 2009

Charlottesville adds WiFi
Jon Bracksieck, indulging in a perk of the warmer weather, was enjoying an evening beer on the Downtown Mall last week. Next to his nearly full glass was a laptop connected to free wireless Internet, made possible by the $7.5 million mall overhaul that began in January.
From Richmond Times Dispatch, June 10, 2009

APCO & NENA ENDORSE LTE AS TECHNOLOGY STANDARD FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF NATIONWIDE BROADBAND NETWORK
The Board of Officers of the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International and the Executive Committee of the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) today announced both organizations’ endorsement of Long Term Evolution (LTE) as the technological standard to be used in the development of a nationwide interoperable broadband network in the 700-MHz band assigned to public safety.
From APCO/NENA, June 09, 2009

Dundee, Scotland replaces wired lease lines with WiMAX network
The city of Dundee, Scotland has replaced 100 wired leased lines to public buldings with a point to multipoint WiMAX network. These buildings include libraries, public schools, sports centers and council buildings.
From MuniWireless, June 09, 2009

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