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) […]

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?

Wi-Fi all over Adelaide

The city of Adelaide (Australia) is about to become one giant hotspot. m.Net Corporation, a public-private consortium, announced at the end of 2002 that it would provide wireless coverage throughout the city. The project which is called StreetWise involves the placement of more than 70 Wi-Fi access ponts attached to traffic lights and other infrastructure […]