Gaps in free wireless Internet access are slowly being filled in by public and private organizations, as well as by ad hoc groups of wireless-network users offering a portion of their bandwidth to the public.
On this week's episode of the Digital City video podcast, municipal Wi-Fi comes to Chicago thanks to AT&T, but at the same time, New York suffers a partial Verizon outage. We take on New York's annoying taxicab TV screens and present a quick tour of some of the best free comic books available for Apple's iPad.
On this week's episode, municipal Wi-Fi comes to Chicago thanks to AT&T, but at the same time, New York suffers a partial Verizon outage. We take on New York's annoying taxicab TV screens and the AMOLED display shortage currently affecting mobile phone manufacturers, then take a quick tour of some of the best free comic books available for Apple's iPad.
Unlicensed Wi-Fi may be the answer to wireless operators' network woes, as carriers offload some of their data traffic onto these high-speed, low-cost networks.
After years of downplaying Wi-Fi use outside the home, Verizon has partnered with Boingo to offer free Wi-Fi access to its high-speed broadband customers on the go.
The Internet service provider is hoping to find a buyer for its drastically scaled back--and doomed?--municipal Wi-Fi business, the CEO announces.
Some towns are using public safety grants for law enforcement wireless networks to cover their initial costs for building a broadband infrastructure.
CNET News.com's Amanda Termen looks at how Tempe, Ariz., fire and emergency services use the municipal Wi-Fi network to deal with crisis.
As a member of a nonprofit coalition, the search giant is working with the Silicon Valley suburb in an effort to keep its citywide Wi-Fi network open to the public.
Free Wi-Fi project in the city hits a major milestone, as the company announces plans to target low-income housing projects.