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, […]

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 […]

Vivato’s Latest Funding

Vivato receives $45 million in additional funding: If there ever was a question that the company had enough cash to ramp up for enterprise-scale deployment and convince corporations that it would be around long enough for them to buy antennas, this probably quashed it. The company has taken in nearly $70M in several rounds…. [802.11b […]