Tuesday, September 12, 2006

6.12.6 :: EU v US :: Municipal Broadband Growing :: I Know What You Searched Last Nite ::

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An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind.
– Gandhi
This is the 100th Anniversary of the start of Gandhi's
Satyagraha Movement. See 100 Years of Non Violence
http://www.nyc-dop.com/gandhi/

US vs. EU — Broadband Rate Comparison - AKA, More
Evidence of US Market Failure, Muniwireless, 9/12/2006

More and more European cities are getting into the
Municipal broadband game, and they’re blowing the
doors off of US pricing models
http://muniwireless.com/community/1362
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/

September 2006 update of wireless cities and counties
in the US, Muniwireless, 9/12/2006
I have updated my report of US wireless cities and
counties. Since the last report (dated 7 June 2006),
there has been a significant increase in the number of
cities and regions that have issued RFPs or RFIs.
Indeed over the past year, the number of planned
deployments has gone up from 34 to 135.
http://muniwireless.com/municipal/1359
More Info:
http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/muni.htm

Muni Wi-Fi now almost de rigueur, Telephony, 9/12/2006

Less than two years after it first launched with a
now-landmark Philadelphia project, the municipal Wi-Fi
market is in full swing, attracting cities and towns
nationwide and dodging much of the political
controversy that stalled early projects. Within the
last week, two major projects networks covering
Minneapolis and Silicon Valley were finalized, and
more networks of all sizes are being announced
http://telephonyonline.com/mag/telecom_muni_wifi_almost/
More Info:
http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/muni.htm

Unlicensed 700Mhz Access - FCC lays out digital
migration spectrum roadmap, Broadband Reports,
9/12/2006
The FCC today offered up their roadmap for making
airwaves between television channels available for
other services by early 2009, when broadcasters are
due to switch to digital signals, reports Reuters.
http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/78056
More Info:
http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/w700.htm

Office of Engineering & Technology Announces Projected
Schedule for Proceeding on Unlicensed Operation in the
TV Broadcast Bands., FCC, 9/12/2006
On May 13, 2004, the Commission adopted a Notice of
Proposed Rule Making (“Notice”) proposing to allow the
operation of unlicensed devices on TV channels that
are unused at any given location. This public notice
establishes a schedule for resolving outstanding
issues in that proceeding so that unlicensed devices
designed to operate on unused TV frequencies may be
placed on the market with the completion of the DTV
transition
http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-06-1813A1.doc
More Info:
http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/wifi.htm

Heed the threat to Internet fairness, Philadelphia
Inquirer, 9/12/2006
Big telecoms would tilt the level playing field by
playing favorites with those who pay. The Internet
allows people to help one another because it is pretty
much a level playing field.
http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/editorial/15495923.htm
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ci/neutral.htm

Survey: DOS attacks, bots top security threats, CW,
9/12/2006
Denial-of-service attacks and bots are the top threats
to network security, according to Arbor Networks'
second annual Worldwide Infrastructure Security
Report. The survey compiled information from 55
network operators.
http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9003209&source=rss_news10
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/data/

Mobile and internet connectivity improves in least
developed countries:, ITU, 9/12/2006
ITU to release report for Brussels Plan of Action
review in New York
http://www.itu.int/newsroom/press_releases/2006/NP07.html
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/intl/

NBC unveils online video initiative, FT, 9/12/2006
NBC Universal is attempting to challenge Yahoo and
Google for supremacy in the burgeoning market to
distribute online video.
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/43e931fc-4280-11db-8dc3-0000779e2340,_i_rssPage=81cea682-52a8-11da-8d05-0000779e2340.html
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/media/ipv.htm

AT&T launches live TV for broadband subscribers,
Bizjournals, 9/12/2006
AT&T Inc., in partnership with MobiTV, will offer
mobile television programming to broadband users in
the U.S., the companies said Tuesday. The
browser-based service will be called AT&T Broadband
TV.
http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/stories/2006/09/11/daily20.html?from_rss=1
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/media/ipv.htm

VON: TV over IP about to explode, Telephony, 9/12/2006

While telecom service providers scramble to launch
IPTV, the TV over the Internet movement is taking off
on its own, promising to bring diverse programming to
PCs and television sets everywhere.
http://telephonyonline.com/iptv/marketing/iptv_pulver_leonsis_091206/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/media/ipv.htm

EFF's Six Tips to Protect Your Online Search Privacy,
EFF, 9/12/2006
In the wake of AOL's publicly revealing customers'
Internet search histories, the Electronic Frontier
Foundation (EFF) has published "Six Tips to Protect
Your Online Search Privacy."
http://www.eff.org/news/archives/2006_09.php#004900
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/privacy/

Morocco jails two for disrupting U.S. computers,
Reuters, 9/12/2006
A Moroccan court on Tuesday jailed two men for one and
two years for unleashing computer worms that disrupted
networks across the United States, court officials and
lawyers said.
http://go.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=technologyNews&storyID=13465137&src=rss/technologyNews
More Info:
http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/crime.htm

Phishers Spoof Record Number Of Brands, Internet Week,
9/12/2006
The APWG's monthly cyber-crime summary said that 157
brands were hijacked by e-mailed phishing campaigns
during July.
http://internetweek.cmp.com/192701227?cid=rssfeed_pl_inw
More Info:
http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/phish.htm

One Million Ways to Die, Wired, 9/12/2006
The Sept. 11 attacks were horrific. But U.S. fatality
statistics say terrorism is still among the least
likely ways you could die. Here's our color-coded
guide ranking the homeland threats. By Ryan Singel.
http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,71743-0.html?tw=rss.technology
More Info:
http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/september_11security/september_11_2001.htm

St. Cloud, Florida: after six months, 77% have
registered for muni Wi-Fi service, Muniwireless,
9/12/2006
On March 6, 2006 St. Cloud, Florida, a suburb of
Orlando, became the first city in America to provide
citywide high-speed wireless Internet access 100% free
to all of its citizens as a public service.
http://muniwireless.com/municipal/1363
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/states/fl.htm

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