ERF Wireless and Southwestern Wireless Strategic Agreement Adds Extensive Wireless Broadband Coverage in New Mexico and West Texas
Wireless (OTCBB:ERFW), a leading provider of enterprise-class wireless and broadband products and services, announced today that the company has entered into a Master Services Agreement with Southwestern Wireless based in Roswell, N.M., for the provisioning and delivery of wholesale Internet and bandwidth services that will allow ERF Wireless to provide its digital oilfield solutions to major oil and gas companies active in New Mexico and West Texas.
From Fiece Broadband Wireless, December 17, 2009
Joined by Governor Perdue, Vice President Announces an Initial $183 Million in Awards to Expand Broadband Access in Seventeen States
Vice President Biden today kicked off $7.2 billion in Recovery Act broadband grant and loan programs, of which $2 billion will be made available on a rolling basis over the next 75 days to bring high-speed Internet to communities that currently have little or no access to the technology.
From The White House Press Office, December 17, 2009
National Economic Council today released a report, “Recovery Act Investment in Broadband: Leveraging Federal Dollars to Create Jobs and Connect America,”
Broadband touches nearly every aspect of the U.S. economy, providing Americans with
unprecedented opportunities in employment, education, health care, entrepreneurship, and civic
From EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT, December 17, 2009
FCC Releases First Draft of National Broadband Plan After Weighing Record
The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday laid out a rough draft of its national broadband plan after weighing through 66,000 pages of written comments, 27 public notices, 100 items posted on its “blogband” web site, and 700 blog comment posted to the record.
From Broadband Breakfast, December 17, 2009
Phila. to buy EarthLink’s wireless network that was meant for citywide Wi-Fi
The city of Philadelphia said Wednesday it intends to purchase, for $2 million, the wireless network constructed by EarthLink Inc. to turn the entire city into a Wifi hotspot.
From Philadelphia Business Journal, December 16, 2009
BSNL Goes Live with First Mobile WiMax Network in India
The two 4G technologies continue to fight it out for the end-of-year headlines, and this week sees WiMAX scoring in two of the markets that are likely to make its fortunes in the coming decade, India and Indonesia, while the mobile heartland of western Europe continues to add to its LTE trials.
From Rethink Wireless, December 14, 2009
Cox rolls out initial wireless test markets
Cox Communications has started trialing its wireless offering in three markets as part of a prelude to a larger wireless expansion scheduled for next year. The initial test markets are in Hampton Roads, Va., Omaha, Neb., and Orange County, Calif.
Read more: http://www.fiercewireless.com/story/cox-rolls-out-initial-test-wireless-markets/2009-12-08?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=internal#ixzz0ZHvs9vVO
From Fierce Wireless, December 08, 2009
"The Year" for WiMAX in Brazil?
Four years ago, Brazil was seen by many as a country with a promising future for WiMAX, given its high population density (190 million POPs), low broadband penetration of 5.6%, and the many rural and underserved areas (110 million people still do not have broadband access).
However the Brazilian situation has changed, leaving very little opportunity for WiMAX to develop.
From Wimax.com, December 08, 2009
Almost Two Million Mobile WiMAX Subscribers Expected by End of 2009 - ABI Research
Mobile WiMax subscribers are expected to reach 2 million by the end of 2009, according to a recent report from ABI Research. WiMax’s subscriber numbers are rising, but the picture is quite mixed, according to the report.
From Wimax 360, December 06, 2009
FCC Seeks Revamp of Phone Subsidy
Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski said he wants to overhaul a $7 billion federal phone-subsidy program and reallocate more airwaves to wireless carriers as part of a strategy to improve U.S. broadband Internet availability.
From Wall Street Journal, December 01, 2009