Rural California Counties Receiving Broadband (CETF)
A $240,000 grant from the California Emerging Technology Fund will pay for an aggregated broadband project being put into place by the Sierra Economic Development Corporation, based in Auburn. SEDCorp serves Nevada, Sierra, Placer and El Dorado counties.
From The Union, April 07, 2008
NYC Congestion Pricing Plan Is Dead, Assembly Speaker Says
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s ambitious dream to remake New York City streets with an elaborate plan for congestion pricing died today in a private conference room on the third floor of the State Capitol.
From The New York Times, April 07, 2008
Boston Comes Up Short in Wi-Fi Effort
Boston's ambitious push to provide citywide wireless Internet access is faltering: Fund-raising is millions of dollars short, the volunteer heading the project may step down, and plans for universal coverage are being scaled back and delayed.
From The Boston Globe, April 04, 2008
Survey Says: U.S. Needs Broadband Boost and Redistribution
According to a new telecom industry survey from Tellabs, America’s growing economic inequality is coming to broadband service access as well, making the country one of data-rich haves and have-nots.
From Telecommunications Online, April 03, 2008
Undaunted Augusta (GA) Sees Successful Wi-Fi Path
Hewitt said the RFP for the network will be announced in about two weeks. The network is expected to be up and running in September. He anticipates customer prices for the service will begin at $19.95 a month.
From InformationWeek, April 02, 2008
The Next President: Jumpstarting Technology Policy
Most people in technology will tell you that the leading problem today—the one thing sinking all boats, so to speak—is the broadband last mile, the final connection between people and the Internet.
From Slate.com, April 01, 2008
Gloucester County (NJ) Wi-Fi Plans on Hold
Gloucester County's dream of providing inexpensive wireless Internet service to its residents is on hold indefinitely, officials have confirmed.
From NJ.com, April 01, 2008
Augusta (GA) Rolling Out Wi-Fi This September
The impact of Augusta's $850,000 investment in Wi-Fi service remains to be seen, but officials and industry analysts say the city appears to be following the pay-for-service model considered to be the most viable.
From Augusta Chronicle, April 01, 2008
Riverside (CA) Citywide Wi-Fi System Online by May
Damon Wei, AT&T's project manager for the Riverside network, said it would cover about 55 square miles in the 85-square-mile city -- most of the residential and business districts.
From The Inland News, April 01, 2008
Toronto's Wireless Network Has Fallen Behind
However, after one year of operation, One Zone remains confined to just six square kilometres of the downtown core (at $29/month, $9.99/day, $4.99/hour) with little sign of it going any further.
From The Star, April 01, 2008