Minneapolis Looks Like a Wi-Fi Winner
The slow but dogged work of Minnetonka-based US Internet to hang Wi-Fi transmitters throughout the city makes Minneapolis look like the surprise winner of a Wi-Fi version of "Survivor."
From Pioneer Press, March 11, 2008
Los Gatos (CA) Rolls Out Multipurpose Network
The system features multiple virtual access networks, keeping internal city traffic completely secure and separate from the connectivity offered to public users of the network.
From BusinessWire, March 11, 2008
Philadelphia Wi-Fi Project ''For Sale'' Sign Goes Up
The uncompleted portions of the network are in the city's northeast and northwest sections. CIO Terry Phillis says Earthlink has also stopped trying to find new customers.
From KYW 1060, March 11, 2008
Anderson (IN) Deploys Wi-Fi-Enabled Automated Meter Reading
The city expects a net savings of $18.7 million over a 15-year period. Additional benefits are vastly improved meter reading and billing accuracy, immediate electric outage detection enabling pinpointing of affected areas, and more efficient restoration service.
From Tropos Networks, March 11, 2008
Rural Internet, Environment Clash in Maryland
Work stopped last fall at the Choptank River in Cambridge because the Maryland Department of the Environment told the Maryland Broadband Cooperative it would need wetlands permits to cross the river.
From The Washington Times, March 11, 2008
Thanks to Verizon, U.S. in Top 10 in Global FTTH Push
That the U.S. is on the map at all right now is due primarily to the dedication of one large telco, Verizon, and its single-minded focus on fiber.
From Telephony Online, March 11, 2008
Because of Terrorism Threat, Comcast Won't Share Broadband Data
Comcast lobbyist Sean M. Looney invoked the Giuliani defense: consumers can’t be given information about broadband in their neighborhoods because of… 9/11.
From Public Knowledge, March 11, 2008
Municipal Wi-Fi to Reach 30,000+ Square Miles by 2012
In 2004, there were only 520 square miles of networked municipal Wi-Fi. However, ABI Research forecasts a nearly sixty-fold increase over the next several years, to more than 30,000 square miles.
From ABI Research, March 11, 2008
US Broadband Users Want More Zip
Nearly 33 million US households will have broadband services with speeds of 10 Mbps or higher by 2012, up from 5.7 million at the end of 2007, according to a March 2008 report by Parks Associates.
From eMarketer, March 11, 2008
West Virginia Broadband Bill Up for Second Round
West Virginia ETOPIA bill aims to establish a council that will work to bring broadband service to all areas of the state.
From The Journal, March 11, 2008