Andalucia (Spain) gets EU funds for rural public access broadband

The European Commission recently contributed approximately EUR 2.9 million to Andalucía, Spain for a regional project involving the creation of a network of centers of public access broadband in small rural towns. During the period 2002-2003, the European funding is expected to attract EUR 1.328 million in further investment from the public sector, and EUR […]

Voice Over Wi-Fi: future standards could fuel adoption

Future standards could fuel adoption Future standards could fuel adoption As discussed briefly in our recent interview with Jeff Pulver, voice over Wi-Fi continues to see some significant enterprise adoption. According to ISP Planet, some retail chain stores such as Lowe’s have converted entirely to voice over Wi-Fi. Deployed by a company named Spectralink, such […]

EU tells member states to promote Wi-Fi

In March, 2003 the European Commission adopted a recommendation to promote public access wireless broadband. Erkki Liikanen, European Commissioner for Enterprise and Information Society said, “[t]oday’s Recommendation is an important step for the deployment of multi-platform and high-speed Internet connections. The R-LAN technology will give European citizens ready-access to the knowledge-based society when in public […]

Broadband homes want faster, reliable Net

Households upgrading to high-speed Net access are basing their decisions on practical necessities rather than a desire for splashy graphics and streaming videos, a new study shows. [CNET News.com (20 stories)] Households upgrading to high-speed Net access are basing their decisions on practical necessities rather than a desire for splashy graphics and streaming videos, a […]

UK towns do fixed wireless access

The BBC reported recently that small communities in the UK are exploring fixed wireless access technology to bring broadband to areas abandoned by telecoms and cable operators. The article cites the medieval town of Cromarty in Scotland which got a grant from the Highland and Islands Enterprise to install broadband via a fixed wireless access […]