Silicon Valley to Get Free BroadbandBy Natali Del Conte | Posted 09-07-2006
The group, composed of IBM, Cisco Systems, SeaKay and Azulstar, announced on Sept. 5 that its proposal to wirelessly connect the Silicon Valley had been accepted by SAMCAT (the San Mateo County Telecommunications Authority).
The Metro Connect network will be a combination of Wi-Fi and WiMax and will span 1,500 square miles. It includes six tiers of service, two of which are free.
Metro Connect will use mesh wireless technology from Cisco and network design by IBM.
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