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Ensuring US Competitiveness Prompts Need to Revisit Wireless Business Strategies

In 2007, the broadband-wireless industry began a long overdue realignment of core business strategies out of which will grow a greater understanding of the risks of broadband-wireless deployment and how to manage them. At the same time, the global and local pressures to make these networks work have never been stronger. More

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Digital Video Surveillance Best Practices

What are the requirements for video surveillance and how do they impact project scope and technology choice? More

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United States: Broadband and the Role of State and Federal Government

What is working and not working in the effort to deploy broadband infrastructure, applications and services around the United States? What are the goals, processes, and roadblocks, and why are these so important to US competitiveness? These were a few of several questions participants at the Public-Officials Roundtable: Broadband and the Role of State and Federal Government mulled at the 15th Digital Cities Convention in Washington, DC. More

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Japan Eyes 10 Gigs by 2010 as United States Sweats 200 Kbps

In the United States, urgent calls for a national broadband policy reflect increasing concerns about U.S. economic competitiveness in 21st century, on the one hand, and competitor countries' broadband prowess, on the other. More

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Weighing Anchor: Building Viable Citywide Wi-Fi Business Models in Riverside and Brookline

Defining state-of-the-art in broadband-wireless business-model planning for local communities remains a work in progress — but also a tantalizing one for midsized and larger cities who see the pennies and minutes saved by wireless adding up to hundreds of thousands of dollars in potential anchor-tenancy commitments. More

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Funding Broadband Wireless for Your Community

The panel “Funding Broadband Wireless for Your Community” at the Digital Cities Convention in Washington, DC, provided a federal-level glimpse into some of the vehicles and programs supporting the broadband infrastructure in the United States. More

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Nine “Safe Rooms” Planned for Digital Cities Convention in Washington, DC

Even if for a morning or an afternoon, the opportunity for peers from the public and private sectors, and even competitors to meet together for a few hours and will continue as a robust part of the Digital Cities Convention experience at the Washington Marriott Hotel next month.  More

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Municipal Wi-Fi Public Access Debated in Italian Cities as Across Europe

A series of W2i Digital Cities Workshops at this year's Global Forum in Venice revealed a striking contrast between wide-scale state-backed digital-inclusion efforts in Europe's remote regions and an ongoing debate about who can provide Wi-Fi access in its cities. More

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Three Months After Minneapolis: Examining Wi-Fi's Role Following the Bridge Collapse

By enabling remote observation of the disaster scene, on-site GIS mapping by coordinators, and connectivity to first responders and the public, a newly installed citywide Wi-Fi network exceeded expectations in time of peril. More

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W2i São Paulo: Brazil Builds on Broadband Momentum

The W2i Digital Cities Convention in São Paulo provided a platform for VIPs, technology, regulatory, institutional thought leaders and Brazil and U.S. field practitioners to share best practices on the broadband-wireless opportunity for local communities across Brazil. More

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