Philadelphia Wi-Fi Network Hits Snags
Technical problems and restructuring at EarthLink, the ISP that won the 10-year contract to set up and manage the Philadephia network, slowed the process, but its future grew much murkier Friday, with Earthlink's announcement that it is considering "strategic alternatives" -- in other words, a possible sale -- for its municipal Wi-Fi business.
From News Factor, November 19, 2007
Google Gearing Up for Wireless Spectrum Bid: Report
Google Inc (GOOG.O) is gearing up to make a serious run at buying wireless spectrum in a Federal Communications Commission auction in January, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday in its online edition.
From Reuters, November 16, 2007
Will Google Be the Next Big Wireless Carrier?
A serious bid prompts speculation that Google could become the next major national carrier, but some feel that the Internet search king isn’t really after owning a piece of the premium airwaves.
From CNN Money, November 16, 2007
EU to Split up Telephone Companies
The European Commission proposed on Tuesday giving national telecommunications regulators major new powers to split business and network arms of dominant operators in a shake-up of European telecommunications rules.
From Reuters, November 13, 2007
Top Cable Providers Hoid 54 percent Share of Broadband Market
LRG found that the 19 largest cable and telco providers in the United States have about 94 percent of the broadband market. In this year’s third quarter, there were 2.1 million net new high-speed Internet subscribers compared to 2.6 million in the same quarter last year.
From CED, November 12, 2007
More Muni-Wi-Fi Project Slowdowns in Boston, Cleveland
As major US cities and American carriers still struggle for what's looking more and more like the same piece of the Wi-Fi pie for revenue, two more municipal projects appear to be slowing down.
From BetaNews, November 11, 2007
Carborro (NC) and Other U.S. Wi-Fi Cities Are Retrenching
Cities around the country seem to be backing away from their promises of widespread, free municipal Wi-Fi services. Are they abandoning the idea of public Wi-Fi, or just retrenching?
From InformationWeek, November 11, 2007
Cleveland Rethinking Citywide Wi-Fi
Cleveland is the latest in a string of cities that have balked at making anchor tenant commitments. Anchorage, Alaska; Toledo, Ohio; Portland, Oregon; and Corona, Calfornia; have had similar reservations.
From MuniWireless.com, November 11, 2007
Korea's Broadband Penetration Rate Tops 30%
According to the data released by Korea's Ministry of Information and Communication and the local telecommunication industry Thursday (Nov. 8), the penetration rate reached 29.97% in August and 30.11% in September.
From Korea.Net, November 11, 2007
Higher Flying Wi-Fi in Minneapolis
The Minneapolis wireless Internet access project is getting an increasingly positive reception as early service problems recede and the pace of installation picks up.
From Minneapolis Star-Tribune, November 10, 2007