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Report: Sprint Nextel to Cut More Jobs
Sprint Nextel Corp., the nation's third-largest wireless carrier, plans to cut thousands of jobs in an attempt to reassure investors that new Chief Executive Officer Dan Hesse is serious about streamlining the company's operations, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday.
From Associated Press, January 14, 2008

Brownsville (TX) Moving Toward WiMAX
The city opted for WiMAX, not wanting to deploy and maintain hundreds of Wi-Fi access points, according to Gail Bruciak, management information systems director of Brownsville. The city will spend roughly $2 million for the network.
From Government Technology, January 14, 2008

BT Bets Its Future on Broadband 20 Times Faster Than Now
BT is boosting Britain's attempt to remain at the top of the global broadband market with plans to install a network at Ebbsfleet in Kent that offers speeds 20 times faster than the average UK household connection.
From The Guardian, January 11, 2008

FCC Chairman Defends Commission Practices
The panel did not cite a specific case in a letter announcing the investigation, but the probe comes three weeks after Martin defied lawmakers by holding a vote to ease media ownership restrictions
From Reuters, January 11, 2008

Digital Tools Help Users Save Energy, Study Finds
Giving people the means to closely monitor and adjust their electricity use lowers their monthly bills and could significantly reduce the need to build new power plants, according to a yearlong government study.
From The New York Times, January 11, 2008

ning from the Edge: What Companies Can Learn from Google
From BusinessWeek, January 11, 2008

Free Wi-Fi: Where's the Fon in that?
A Google-backed start-up by the name of Meraki this week got the thumbs up from the mayor of San Francisco to create a free Wi-Fi network across the city, using mesh networking -- the take-a-bit-and-pass-it-on model -- and in so doing reinvigorated the spectre of free municipal Wi-Fi.
From ZDNet Australia, January 11, 2008

The Comeback Continent: Europe Broadband Notes
The number of broadband connections per 100 people in the 15 countries that were members of the European Union before it was enlarged in 2004, is slightly higher than in the U.S. — and Europe’s connections are both substantially faster and substantially cheaper than ours.
From The New York Times, January 11, 2008

No Free Wi-Fi for Dublin; Illegal Under EU Law
Dublin City Council has decided the plan would be contrary to EU law on state aid, as well as not financially possible. The project is estimated to cost €27m.
From RTE News, January 11, 2008

Connect Kentucky Provides Uncertain Model for Federal Legislation
The only telecommunications legislation that has a chance of passing the Congress controlled by Democrats this year is modeled on a group whose apparent accomplishments are open to question and whose origins are in Republican politics in Kentucky. That group is Connected Nation, which began life as Connect Kentucky.
From Public Knowledge, January 10, 2008

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