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 […]

Chicago CivicNet in final bidding phase

The Chicago Tribune reported last April that Chicago’s ambitious CivicNet project is in the final bidding phase for a giant network to provide data and voice services to the city’s agencies and facilities such as libraries, fire and police stations. Finalists are SBC Comunications, AT&T and the US subsidiary of Alcatel. The article points out […]

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, […]