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San Francisco, Chicago Muni Wi-Fi Scuttled; EarthLink on the Rocks

Municipal Wi-Fi has been dealt two more blows this week, with Chicago and San Francisco both cancelling their planned networks. In San Francisco, the city-wide Internet access plan has been the subject of ongoing and heated debate, but was awaiting final approval when EarthLink Inc. reportedly notified Mayor Gavin Newsom that it was pulling out […]

Livin Off the Edge: Mike Mudd

Mike Mudd, president and founder of satellite reseller Broad Sky Networks, has proved that the heavens are a great host not only to telecommunications equipment, but to telecommunications executives as well. When PHONE+ asked Mike about any special talents he possessed, he answered simply, Im dumb enough to run off of a mountain attached to […]

XO Expands Broadband Wireless Coverage

XO Communications Inc. has added 24 new markets to its broadband wireless coverage area marking what it says is the nations most expansive utilization of fixed broadband wireless technology. The broadband wireless network covers 36 markets as part of XOs nationwide expansion and partnership with Nextlink, an affiliated XO company that has local multipoint distribution […]

XO Launches Wireless Broadband in Vegas

XO Communications has launched wireless broadband in Las Vegas, the company said Wednesday. The XO network can deliver services such as high-speed Internet, metro Ethernet and VoIP to businesses over wireless links at speeds of 45mbps to 155mbps. The broadband wireless technology allows XO Communications to expand its network coverage beyond its 366-route mile metro […]

Covad Launches ADSL2+ Platform

Covad Communications Group Inc. said it has launched a standalone ADSL2+ business platform, which provides small businesses and home offices with faster data speeds to power bandwidth-intensive applications such as file-sharing and video conferencing. Covad said it is the first provider to deploy the ADSL2+ in the United States and the platform has download speeds […]

RCN Exits San Francisco Market, Struggles to Compete

In evidence of the cost of competing with bigger incumbents with deep pockets, RCN Corp. has decided to sell its San Francisco assets for $45 million in cash, while enduring challenging financials for last year. RCN, which entered markets without networks to compete with giants such as Comcast Corp., seems to be contracting more than […]

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