Friday, March 16, 2007

Wireless broadband for Tuscarawas

From the Times-Reporter, March 9: Tuscarawas County inks deal to bring high speed wireless.

Tuscarawas County commissioners finalized a deal Thursday with Light Speed Internet of Berlin to allow the Holmes County-based company to install wireless receivers on the county’s 911 towers.

As a result, county offices will receive free Internet access for a savings of nearly $800 per month on its current Internet contracts, and Lightspeed’s business will offer high-speed wireless services to Tuscarawas County residents.

Light Speed's website.

(h/t Chris Henney)

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Mayor Jackson commits to citywide wi-fi in Cleveland

In his "State of the City" address today, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson said:
I am pleased to announce today that Cleveland will move forward with developing a Citywide WI-FI network, potentially the first in Ohio. This network will provide wireless access throughout all 77 square miles of the City and position us for the future. We will increase our broadband penetration, and begin bridging the digital divide that has adversely affected low-income communities. Cleveland will be recognized as a city of technology. We will have an environment that promotes innovation, and we will be able to compete globally.
No other details have been announced. A wireless planning process involving a number of public and private organizations has been under way at Cleveland City Hall for several months.