The group behind Wireless Silicon Valley winnows from seven to three: As I stated in earlier articles, I thought it unlikely that six of the seven accepted bidders for the project proposal put together by Joint Venture Silicon Valley could achieve the work. The three finalists reflect this in part. JVSV picked MetroFi, VeriLAN, and Silicon Valley Metro Connect Team, the name of the Cisco, IBM, Seakay, and Azulstar consortium. VeriLAN stated in a press release that they sent me that they are leading a consortium on projects of this type, and that Cisco is partly financing the effort.
You can read my rationale about why I still see the Metro Connect Team as the only viable choice in a posting from a few weeks ago. The WSV project would span 1,500 miles, but doesn't automatically provide a winning bidder with a carte blanche to start mounting Wi-Fi, WiMax, or other nodes.