Government Technology

Sascha D. Meinrath

Contributing Writer

Twitter: @dcommunities

Recent Articles

Broadband Stimulus: Economic Crisis Drives New Thinking
April 04, 2009 - With $7.1 billion in broadband stimulus funds on the way, the debate continues over how to build out the nation's broadband infrastructure.

Broadband Stimulus: New Thinking During a Time of Economic Crisis
March 02, 2009 - There's no shortage of ideas for how the U.S. should build out broadband infrastructure.

FCC's Plans to Boost Public Safety Wireless Interoperability Meets Obstacles
December 21, 2008 - Cities, counties see flaws in auctioning 700 MHz wireless broadband spectrum.

Rethinking 700 MHz for Public Safety
November 20, 2008 - Though municipal CIOs and public safety leaders have applauded the fundamental idea of setting aside a band for interoperable communications, many large cities and counties now feel that the current plan is fatally flawed.

Media Mergers a Threat to Community News?
July 02, 2008 - The policies set by the U.S. federal government on media ownership have tremendous impact on community media that traditionally has played an important role in fostering community awareness and involvement.

Overseas Wireless Deployments Offer Lessons for U.S.
June 29, 2008 - Community networks hold promise for replacing failed muni wireless projects.

Municipal Wireless Success Demands Public Involvement, Experts Say
April 07, 2008 - Municipal wireless networks must focus on public good, not corporate profits.

Shared Interests
October 04, 2007 - COMMONS Project seeks to distribute data about the Internet and solve broadband crises among underserved communities.

Beyond Digital Inclusion
May 31, 2007 - Chicago pursues broadband access to benefit young, old and everybody in between.

Dissecting Muni Wi-Fi's DNA
February 28, 2007 - Municipal wireless started in the basements of open source aficionados. How did this underground movement become all the rage among commercial companies looking to make a profit?


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