Earthlink’s statement at NYC broadband hearing

Here’s the presentation given by Brinton Young, Executive Vice President of Strategy for EarthLink, at the June 10 NYC broadband hearing. Last week I wrote that he offered to provide wireless broadband to New York for under $20 per month (1 Mbps). His statement also criticizes the city’s light pole rental price: “Good morning. Thank […]

Earthlink sets its eyes on municipal Wi-Fi

Earthlink wants to unwire your city. According to the Wall Street Journal, it is one of the twelve bidders on the Philadelphia RFP. But it is not only Philadelphia that they’re interested in. At the broadband hearing last June 10 in New York, one of my sources tells me that Earthlink representative, Brinton Young, offered […]

Good service according to the incumbents

Glenn Fleishman writes about how laughable it is for incumbent telcos and cable companies to argue that municipalities will deliver poor service as Internet service providers. Glenn Fleishman writes about how laughable it is for incumbent telcos and cable companies to argue that municipalities will deliver poor service as Internet service providers. Well, I found […]

Earthlink and SK Telecom bring Wi-Fi and 3G

Earthlink and SK Telecom (South Korea) have entered into a partnership to bring integrated 3G and Wi-Fi service to US customers (see Om Malik’s blog). While a number of mobile operators such as T-Mobile offer Wi-Fi subscriptions to their customers, no one has managed to integrate a cellular voice/data service with Wi-Fi. Earthlink and SK […]

Wireless DSL municipal network on 3.5 GHz band in Gotland, Sweden

The municipality of Gotland is about to get a municipal-wide wireless DSL network using the 3.5 GHz band. It will be the first community in Sweden to offer such a service to its residents. The operator is GEAB (Gotlands Energi AB) which is a joint venture between Vattenfall, Sweden’s largest energy company, and the municipality […]