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The Digital City Realized: Q&A with James Farstad
By James Farstad  Value-Added Networks

James Farstad, President of rClient, will moderate that 6th Service-Provider Executives and Local-Government CIOs Roundtable at the Digital Cities Convention in Chicago, May 22–23, 2007. Over the past year, the Roundtable has fostered structured dialogue between local authorities and service-provider executives to determine the best ways to establish balance in public-private partnerships and ensure long-term sustainability. In Chicago, Jim takes the conversation a step farther: With a framework for the business model, how can we achieve greater clarity on the process of creating partnerships to realize the full potential of the digital city? More

Innovation Center a Cornerstone of Boston RFI
By Peter Orne  Wireless Government

While the OpenAir Boston team held a two-hour downtown meeting to share with the vendor community its goals for a citywide network—economic development, digital inclusion, city services—the view out the office-tower window was notably toward Cambridge and its high-wattage universities. More

Weekly Roundup of Headlines
» Wilkes-Barre (PA) Wi-Fi Plans Sidetracked
» TimeWarner Customers Get Wi-Fi Hotspots
» Filtering Boston's Free Municipal Wi-Fi Net
» City of London Wi-Fi Network Densest
» Chicago Still Ways Away from Citywide Wi-Fi
» Wi-Fi fight in Chicago Air
» Clearwire Posts Solid Q1 Subscriber Growth


Published electronically every Thursday, the W2i Government Broadband Wireless Report (The W2i Report) explores the issues surrounding the planning and implementation of broadband-wireless infrastructures, applications and services for cities, communities and regions. The W2i Report features commentaries and interviews with CIOs, wireless field practitioners, industry experts, and local-government association leaders, as well as a dozen independent bloggers. It includes data bases on leading case studies, business opportunities (RFPs) and headlines. All broadband-wireless stakeholders — from local-government officials and IT managers to the ecosystem of equipment and application vendors and systems integrators — are encouraged to subscribe.

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