Oakland's airport: The Oakland, Calif., airport finally has full terminal coverage for its 14 million annual passengers. The airport has long had limited Wi-Fi through a grandfathered agreement with a Laptop Lanes location sold years ago to Wayport. This new network is operated by Sprint.
Cook County, Ill., unwires for public safety: The county will use IBM Global Services to cover the county and 128 municipalities within it. The folks at Wireless Week quote an IBM'er suggesting Cook would be the first county with total coverage, but I believe that Oklahoma and New Mexico might have beaten them--depends on your definition of full coverage across a county. The system will be used by policy and emergency vehicles and will ultimately provide a common service across political entities. The frequencies used aren't mentioned. I hope it's 4.9 GHz, not 2.4 GHz.