UN urges wi-fi for all

The UN thinks wireless networks could help poorer nations narrow the digital divide. [BBC News | Technology | UK Edition] The UN thinks wireless networks could help poorer nations narrow the digital divide. [BBC News | Technology | UK Edition]

Free city hotzones still have a future?

Does the future belong to free city hotspots or will the commercial hotspot network operators take over? There seem to be different opinions. An article published in January 2003 says that commercial wISPs face stiff competition from cities and community activists setting up free wireless hotspots in city centers and other common areas. It cites […]

Municipalities doing their own broadband thing

Broadbandreports.com posted a short piece on municipalities developing their own broadband infrastructure. According to the article, Quincy, Florida is one of the latest areas to consider developing their own broadband infrastructure. Others considering similar projects are Washington State, portions of Wyoming, Tennessee, several counties in Virginia and even small communities throughout the UK. Broadbandreports.com posted […]

Wi-Fi Industry Backs Microsoft Mobile Software

The software giant’s announcement of a new PDA operating system with mobility software has garnered support from Wi-Fi and hotspot companies like Boingo, Wayport, T-Mobile, PCTEL, and Socket Communications. [802.11-Planet.com] The software giant’s announcement of a new PDA operating system with mobility software has garnered support from Wi-Fi and hotspot companies like Boingo, Wayport, T-Mobile, […]

Calgary “Wireless City”

Calgary tries Wi-Fi as way to make the city seem more welcoming to high-tech jobs: It’s a partnership with sponsors that is offering free Wi-Fi and a branding program. The program will make Wi-Fi more visible to visitors enhancing the city’s appearance as a place to locate high-technology jobs, especially among the white-collar crowd. [via […]