New York City to deploy massive wireless broadband network

New York City has plans to build a massive public safety wireless broadband network that is believed to cost between $500 million to $1 billion (source: Glenn Fleishman). The city wants to provide its public safety employees (e.g. police and fire personnel) with the ability to send and receive data at up to 2 Mbps […]

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 […]