Lille metropolitan Wi-Fi hotspot network

In January 2003, Lille issued a public tender for the creation of a Wi-Fi hotspot network consisting of 2004 hotspots in the Nord Pas de Calais region by the end of 2004. Lille is European Capital of Culture in 2004 and wants to kick off the festivities by improving the region’s telecommunications infrastructure and enhancing […]

Network NYC: Building the Broadband City

This excellent staff report to the New York City Council recommends a sweeping change in the way the city of New York buys and utilizes telecommunications services. More importantly, if New York adopts its recommendations, the city’s agencies, residents, businesses and public organizations could see dramatically cheaper, faster and more efficient telecommunications (data and voice) […]

University of Twente largest European hotspot

The New Scientist reports that the University of Twente in the eastern part of the Netherlands has bragging rights to the title “largest Wi-Fi hotspot in Europe” with 650 access points spread across an area of 140 hectares. The New Scientist reports that the University of Twente in the eastern part of the Netherlands has […]

City carriers to rival telcos

City and rural municipalities are now delivering wireless broadband services and perhaps later with VoIP — will they replaced the telcos?City and rural municipalities are now delivering wireless broadband services and perhaps later with VoIP — will they replaced the telcos?

Hasselt hot city

Hasselt will soon get city-wide public wireless access, according to Sinfilo , a Belgian wireless LAN operator. Sinfilo will be building out the network for the city and maintaining it as well. The first phase of the project consists of creating a wireless network in the city’s main square, the Grote Markt. The later phases […]