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FCC: Mobile Phone Service Nears 99 Percent
Almost 99 percent of the U.S. population has access to at least one or more mobile phone provider, and 80 percent of Americans now subscribe to wireless service, according to a Monday report from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
From PC Magazine, February 05, 2008

MetroFi Seeks Millions to Finish Portland, Oregon, Network
The Silicon Valley company that has been building Portland's free citywide wireless network won't finish unless the city hands over as much as $9 million.
From Portland Business Journals, February 04, 2008

Phoenix P.D. at Super Bowl With Wi-Fi Video Surveillance
The Phoenix Police Department is watching over the safety of more than 200,000 spectators, citizens, dignitaries and U.S. officials who are visiting downtown Phoenix during the weekend of Super Bowl XLII by using a wireless video surveillance system.
From Businessw, February 04, 2008

Gutierrez Hails Dramatic U.S. Broadband Growth
NTIA today released the report, “Networked Nation: Broadband in America, 2007,” that highlights the dramatic growth of broadband in the United States.
From United States NTIA, February 01, 2008

UK Should Learn Lessons from Japanese on Broadband
Japan expects ubiquitous access for businesses and consumers to high-speed broadband by 2010 - the result of a four-year government programme designed to improve access.
From ComputerWeekly, February 01, 2008

UK to Use Sewers to Lay Fiber Optic
Britain’s sewers are to be used to deliver ultra-fast broadband to entire cities. H20 Networks, a Wales-based group, is in talks with councils in Bournemouth, Dundee and Northampton about laying fibre in the sewage network.
From Times Online, February 01, 2008

Internet Failure in Egypt, Saudi, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Pakistan, India
Nations that have been spared the chaos include Israel -- whose traffic uses a different route -- and Lebanon and Iraq. Many Middle East governments have backup satellite systems in case of cable failure
From CNN.com, February 01, 2008

Google Eyes Free Spectrum
Google intends to be a big player in the airwaves. At the recent World Economic Conference in Davos, Chief Executive Eric Schmidt said that mobile devices with location-based advertising could spark a "huge revolution," more interesting than the personal computer.
From Forbes.com, February 01, 2008

700 MHz Auction: Open Access Assured
n today’s opening round of the 700 MHz auction, a bidder pushed the C-block nationwide license over the $4.6 billion reserve price set by the FCC, ensuring that whichever bidder wins the license must launch an open-access network that will support any competitor’s device or application.
From Telephony Online, February 01, 2008

Washtenaw Wireless Facing Funding Hurdles
In an attempt to show Wireless Washtenaw is still alive and kicking, 20/20 Communications expanded wireless Internet access in southwestern Washtenaw County even though it hasn't gotten the funding that it says is holding up the project.
From The Ann Arbor News, February 01, 2008

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