June 16, Good Afternoon Broadband

  • Muniwireless outlines Earthlink’s plans to wirelessly enable cities which are interested in rolling out muni networks. It has bid for Philadelphia, and has also had talks with New York City. Cities like Madison, Tempe and several others are looking for ISPs to provide citiwide WiFi networks. Earthlink’s dial-up business is dying; Brand-X puts their broadband future up in the air, and well, they really got to do something.
  • AOL needs some serious virus protection, according to ECommerce Times. Prolexic, a provider of distributed denial of service (DDoS) solutions and security consulting products, has claimed that Deutsche Telecom, Wanadoo and AOL are Europe’s top three offenders for harboring infected PCs.
  • WiFi in the skies, everywhere except the US. And that’s despite Boeing being the key company pushing wireless Internet to the mile-high set.
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