FCC approves 700 MHz broadband waivers
More than 20 public-safety entities have permission to begin building broadband networks for first responders in their geographic areas, as the FCC yesterday granted waivers to all governmental entities making such a request.
From Urgent Communications, May 13, 2010
Kansas Broadband Selects PureWave Networks for Mobile WiMAX Deployment
Rural U.S. Wireless Service provider Kansas Broadband has selected beam-forming enabled base stations from PureWave networks in the build-out of its Mobile WiMAX network covering 18 counties and more than 12,000 square miles.
From WiMax.com, May 12, 2010
Texas-New Mexico Power dumps T1 lines, deploys microwave backhaul
Texas-New Mexico Power (TNMP), a community-based electrical power generation and distribution company serving more than 216,000 subscribers in Texas and 490,000 subscribers in New Mexico, is dumping its T1 lines and replacing them with microwave backhaul systems from Exalt Communications
From Muniwireless, May 12, 2010
$45.4 Million Western Mass. Broadband Project Advances to Due Diligence
The $45.4 middle mile broadband stimulus project proposed by the Administration of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick (D-MA) has been advanced to the due diligence review phase of the federal program.
From Stimulating Broadband, May 10, 2010
FCC study estimates $23.5 billion needed to bring broadband to unserved areas
Fixed wireless would be the most economical solution for 90% of 7 million homes lacking broadband.
From Connected Planet, May 07, 2010
DigitalBridge Communications Wins $4.3 Million Round One Broadband Stimulus Award
DigitalBridge Communications Corp. (DBC), the leading private operator of WiMAX 4G broadband networks in underserved and mid-sized communities in the U.S., won a $4.3 million grant from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to deploy fourth-generation wireless services to three Idaho counties, the company announced today.
From Fierce Wireless, May 04, 2010
Alvarion posts Q1 loss, to cut jobs; shares sink
Alvarion Ltd (ALVR.TA) reported a first-quarter net loss and said it would slash its workforce as the maker of WiMax and wireless broadband equipment faces delays in several big projects, sending its shares down 16 percent.
From Reuters, May 04, 2010
Cox Business Launches Free Cox WiFi Hotspots in Rhode Island
Cox Business announced today the launch of free Cox WiFi hotspots across Rhode Island. This includes the finish line of the Cox Providence Rhode Races on Sunday, May 2 in Providence, Rhode Island.
From Fierce Wireless, May 03, 2010
FCC Creates Public Safety Interoperability Center
The FCC is moving ahead with a recommendation under its Broadband Plan to create a center dedicated to solving the long-standing issue of interoperability on public safety networks.
From Wireless Week, April 26, 2010
$51.5 Million in Stimulus Granted to One Economy and BBOC to Increase Broadband Adoption in Unserved and Underserved Communities
Funding Will Propel Low-Income People to Enter the Economic Mainstream
Read more: http://www.fiercewireless.com/press-releases/51-5-million-stimulus-granted-one-economy-and-bboc-increase-broadband-adoption-unserv#ixzz0oHdGzwbS
From One Economy, April 26, 2010