Tempe announces winner of citywide wireless broadband bid

Tempe, Arizona announced that it has awarded the bid to build out its citywide wireless broadband network (covering 40 square miles) to MobilePro. The award is subject to the execution of a final written contract between the city and MobilePro and will include the option for two five-year extensions.Tempe, Arizona announced that it has awarded […]

Municipal wireless broadband networks taking off in Spain

Municipal wireless broadband networks are really taking off in Spain. Last year I wrote about Cassa de la Selva in the province of Girona (Catalunya) as one of the first municipalities to provide community-wide wireless broadband access to its residents. I asked Sergi Baulida, who was in charge of deploying that network and was city […]

West Hollywood seeks citywide Wi-Fi provider

The City of West Hollywood has posted a request for proposal seeking a vendor who can deliver citywide Wi-Fi service starting with a pilot project on Santa Monica Boulevard from La Brea to Fairfax, including Plummer Park and the Gateway Center at Santa Monica and La Brea. If the pilot is successful, Wi-Fi coverage will […]

Dayton, Ohio goes Wi-Fi

Dayton, Ohio is seriously thinking of creating a citywide Wi-Fi network. The city will deploy a wireless mesh network over its downtown area (approximately 2.6 square kilometers) and if all goes well, it will put out an RFP in mid-2005 for a citywide network. The downtown hotzone will provide wireless Internet access free of charge […]

Kent (UK) gets countywide wireless broadband

This is one piece of news I have been dying to write for the past three weeks. But I was sworn to secrecy by Jim Baker, founder of Telabria, when I visited him in Kent (UK) and got a tour of the countryside (with a lunch break at the local pub). This is one piece […]