Obama officially nominates Genachowski to head FCC
Subject to Senate confirmation,
Genachowski, a former chief counsel to FCC Chairman Reed Hundt during the Clinton administration, will be appointed to lead the agency, which has been marked this past year by both large decisions affecting the telecom and wireless industries as well as by tension between former FCC Chairman Kevin Martin and Congress.
From FierceWireless, March 04, 2009
High-speed Internet Access Needed to Revitalise Europe's Rural Regions
Connecting the 30% of the EU's rural population that has no high speed internet access should be a priority for achieving "broadband for all" by 2010, the European Commission said today. Improved internet connectivity is a powerful tool to stimulate swift economic recovery.
From Cellular-News, March 03, 2009
Comcast, Cablevision turn to WiFi to retain customers
To keep their broadband customers from fleeing to rival phone companies, New Jersey cable operators are trying a new perk: free WiFi.
From Star Ledger, February 28, 2009
Obama's budget calls for new wireless spectrum fees
President Obama proposed new wireless spectrum licensing fees in his budget outline on Thursday. This move could potentially bring in as much as $4.8 billion in revenue over the next decade.
From Fierce Wireless, February 27, 2009
Opinion: Stimulus Money, Telcos vs WISPs
Brian Webster and WISPA make a case for much of the broadband stimulus funding to go to wisps tha t operate in areas redlined by the telcos.
From Wi-Fi Planet, February 26, 2009
Berlin plans free citywide Wi-Fi
Berlin, Germany has very ambitious plans to provide free Wi-Fi access throughout the city, starting with a pilot project around the city’s main streets
From Muniwireless, February 26, 2009
Fox Valley, Wisconsin communities go wireless
The Interactive Network for the Fox Cities (INFOCIS), a consortium of seven municipal organizations in the Fox Valley region of Wisconsin, is deploying several wide-area Wi-Fi networks, starting with the city of Appleton and the town of Grand Chute.
From Muniwireless, February 25, 2009
WiMAX Struggles to Find a Foothold in Western Europe
Will WiMAX become an orphan technology? Has the big push from 3G in the last two years and the prospect of 4G pushed WiMAX to the margins?
From Wi-Fi Planet, February 25, 2009
NTIA seeks input on broadband stimulus money
The National Telecommunication and Information Administration (NTIA) is planning meetings March 2 with those interested in receiving some of the $4.7 billion broadband stimulus money the agency is in charge of doling out.
From FireceWireless, February 25, 2009
Motorola Supplies Abu Dhabi Police Force with Real-Time Video Surveillance
Motorola, a provider in the development and deployment of mission critical communication solutions, announced a contract win with the Abu Dhabi police force, to provide an end to end wireless mobile video surveillance solution for the force's vehicles and personnel.
From ASMAG, February 25, 2009