Muni Wireless Is Dead. Here Comes a New Way to Connect
U.S. cities that once trumpeted their free public Wi-Fi plans are muting their fanfare, as project after project stumbles. Now nonprofits have a plan to succeed where city governments have failed.
Two such examples launched this week, with at least $61 million in combined funding.
From Wired Magazine, April 11, 2008
Singapore Reserving $724M for Next Generation Broadband
The Singaporean government announced Monday that it will set aside a grant of up to 250 million Singapore dollars (about 181 million U.S. dollars) to the winning bid to bring the country's broadband network to a new level.
From Xinhua, April 10, 2008
Is In-Vehicle Wi-Fi a Boon For Commuters?
By deploying a wireless infrastructure, public transportation companies, like King Metro, are offering free Wi-Fi access for riders—an amenity that could help boost ridership.
From Wi-Fi Planet, April 10, 2008
OneCommunity: Knight Center Commits $25M for Inclusion
A new national center in Akron (OH) will help communities ensure that their citizens can take advantage of social, civic and economic opportunities by accessing the digital town square of the 21st century.
From OneCommunity, April 10, 2008
Cambria County Receives Innovation Award
The Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania honored seven organizations and two individuals for their professional accomplishments and innovation at their 16th Annual Awards Gala held at the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts in Harrisburg.
From Press Release, April 09, 2008
Study Gives High Marks to U.S. Internet
Contradicting earlier studies, conventional wisdom and politicians’ rhetoric, European researchers say that the Internet infrastructure of the United States is one of the world’s best and getting better.
From The New York Times, April 09, 2008
Workers, Wi-Fi and Coffee Shops: The Perfect Blend
A quarter of workers now take advantage of wi-fi hotspots, working remotely from a coffee shop at least one day per week to escape the interruptions of the office.
From Silicon.com, April 09, 2008
FCC Standard: 768 Kbps Still Isn't Enough
“As one example, the FCC used to call broadband anything that was 200 kb/s or faster,” Kelly said. “Now they have come up with new measurements (768 kb/s to 1.5 Mb/s), but I would argue that those are really definitions that are two to three years old."
From Telephony Online, April 07, 2008
Sprint's WiMAX Service Expected by Autumn
print Nextel Corp.''s delayed April launch of its initial Xohm WiMax markets comes down to a lack of backhaul horsepower. Vendors expect that Sprint could have WiMax services up and running by autumn.
From LightReading, April 07, 2008
Google Weighs In on U.S. Wireless Networks
Google Inc confirmed on Thursday it had been an active bidder in recent U.S. auctions for licenses to create a national wireless network and that it will weigh in as regulators set new rules.
From eWeek.com, April 07, 2008