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The USDA’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS) and the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) today announced they are streamlining the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s broadband grant and loan programs by awarding the remaining funding in just one more round, instead of two rounds, to increase efficiency and better accommodate applicants.
From Fierce Wireless, November 12, 2009

Google's holiday gift: Free airport Wi-Fi
Google said Tuesday it will subsidize free wireless network access in 47 airports from now until January 15
From CNet, November 10, 2009

Smartgrids, telemedicine could drive broadband adoption
The advent of sensors that let systems talk to each other via the Internet--think smart-grid technologies, telemedicine programs, homeland security surveillance--will begin to fuel the demand for broadband services.
From The Hill, November 10, 2009

City wanted option to run Wi-Fi
City officials knew DHB Networks, which offers wireless Internet services in town, was struggling. And they wanted to have the legal right to step in and run Longmont’s Wi-Fi system if the company could no longer do it.
From Times Call, November 08, 2009

Back to Google News Cablevision Systems 3Q profit more than triples
Craig Moffett, senior analyst at Sanford Bernstein, said free Wi-Fi is one reason why Cablevision customers haven't switched to Verizon FiOS.
From Telephony On-line, November 04, 2009

Sprint's WiMAX Hits Chicago
As promised, mobile WiMAX is now available in Chicago through Sprint and Clearwire.
From Wireless Week, November 02, 2009

Amtrak's Acela To Gain Free Wi-Fi
The quasi-governmental Amtrak national train operator noted in its five-year plan released today that it would be adding free Wi-Fi to its Northeast Corridor high-speed Acela trains.
From Wifi Net News, October 29, 2009

Luck o’ the Irish: WiMAX from Motorola and Imagine
In a week of WiMAX, the Irish are getting their share of 4G good fortune with news from Imagine. The Irish operator has chosen Motorola infrastructure and consumer devices for a nationwide WiMAX rollout
From Media Experiences to go, October 14, 2009

Wireless options heating up in Philadelphia
Clearwire Corp., which is partially owned by Sprint Nextel Corp. and cable giant Comcast Corp., flipped the switch two weeks ago on its 4G WiMAX service in Center City....... Verizon Wireless, one of the nation's largest wireless carriers, with 88 million subscribers, offers 3G and could have 4G service available in parts of the Philadelphia region in 2010, the company's executives say.
From Philadelphia Business Today, October 12, 2009

Cities that offer free Wi-Fi find it hard to take away
Del Miller's voice trembled as he addressed the St. Cloud City Council from his wheelchair. He and dozens of others who packed the chambers on a recent night were angry at city officials for voting to shut down Cyber Spot, the city's free Wi-Fi Internet access.
From Orlando Sentinel, October 10, 2009

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