Archive for August, 2009

The Digital Philadelphia Project

An article that appeared on
Benton FoundationAugust 12, 2009
Sourced from: Technically Philly

Wireless Philadelphia is dead. What was left of the title — once the 2004 promise of a wirelessly-connected Philadelphia — was lost this May when the nonprofit that shared the initiative’s name rebranded itself as the Digital Impact Group to focus on bridging the city’s digital divide. READ MORE

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Friday Q&A: Thomas Morr of Select Greater Philadelphia

An article that appeared on
Technically PhillyAugust 21, 2009
Written by: Brian James Kirk

In our coverage of the city’s Digital Philadelphia vision, city CTO Allan Frank’s conversation about a ten-year plan for the city’s technology future, we had the chance to speak to some influential members of Philadelphia’s technology community. READ MORE.

NTIA extends broadband stimulus grant deadline

An article that appeared on
Technically PhillyAugust 18, 2009
Written by: Brian James Kirk

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration announced late last week that because of an influx of application uploads, the deadline was extended one week to August 20, this Wednesday, from August 14. READ MORE.

Digital Philadelphia: what it is, what it means and what’s standing in the way

An article that appeared on
Technically PhillyAugust 12, 2009

Before Friday, the City of Philadelphia, specifically its division of technology, will submit a proposal to the federal government, asking for a big slice of at least $4.6 billion set aside for municipal broadband development. READ MORE.

‘Virtual’ computers span the digital divide

An article that appeared on
Google.comAugust 7, 2009
Written by: Glenn Chapman

NComputing is out to span the digital divide with a version of cloud computing called “virtualization,” which essentially turns one machine into many. READ MORE

Public Wi-Fi, Once Dead, Might Come Alive

An article that appeared in
TheStreet.comJuly 31, 2009
Written by: Carmen Nobel

For several heady months in 2005, it seemed like every major municipality and its sister had a plan to offer cheap wireless Internet access to the masses. READ MORE

The trouble with hooking up

An article that appeared in
Boston GlobeAugust 2, 2009
Written by: Hiawatha Bray

Free municipal wireless sounds like a great idea for Boston or any city that has already invested heavily in high-tech infrastructure. Too bad there’s no more money to pay for the last link of the chain. READ MORE