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No Stone Unturned in San Francisco Wi-Fi

City of San Francisco broadband-wireless project leader Chris Vein joined field practitioners from local-government agencies across the U.K., Europe, and the U.S. presenting their plans and experiences at the W2i Digital Cities Convention in London. More

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A Community-Wide Approach to Funding a Wireless Initiative

Local-government agencies, schools, and hospitals can all be involved in developing applications and, where possible, funding for a citywide broadband-wireless implementation. More

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Seattle CTO: Broadband Plan Puts Fiber First

CTO Bill Schrier says that with fiber and cable to every home and business, you can create a wireless cloud around the city relatively quickly. More

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MPAA Warns on File Sharing Over Citywide Wi-Fi

An executive for the six major U.S. motion-picture studios, which are concerned about illegal file sharing and content distribution, raised the issue at the W2i Digital Cities Convention in Los Angeles. More

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EarthLink's Berryman Upfront on City Partners

The leader of EarthLink's municipal wireless broadband effort says that "it will become increasingly important for cities to keep their objectives clear and simple." More

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UK's Nomad Shows Government Workers the Way to Mobility

Dedicated to mobile and flexible working in local authorities, Project Nomad has been examining potential benefits and savings for U.K. communities since 2003. Q&A with Melanie Reed. More

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Norfolk Open Link Directors Answer Blog Critic

The W2i Broadband Wireless Communities Report invited Norfolk Open Link project leaders Ann Carey and Kurt Frary to respond to a critical assessment of their newly launched network. They provide a point-by-point rejoinder. More

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Wireless Minneapolis Chooses US Internet

The Minnetonka ISP's business plan, technical capacity, and enthusiasm for meeting the needs of the city propelled it ahead of EarthLink. The City Council is expected to vote on approval as soon as Friday.  More

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Lighting Up London's High-Density Square Mile

Thanks to a public-private agreement between the City of London Corporation and The Cloud Networks, a newly launched Wi-Fi network will soon be serving the 350,000 workers and visitors who enter London's major financial district each day. Q&A with the City's Steven Bage. More

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U.K.'s Largest Outdoor Wi-Fi Network Goes Live

Launched on August 1, 2006, Norfolk Open Link provides outdoor Wi-Fi coverage across 30 square kilometers for public-sector workers as well the public and local businesses. More

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