Trump's broadband supplier piles on Wi-Fi: MST/NuVisions is broadcasting Wi-Fi across a great swath of Manhattan, the company says. They already run a gigabit-ring-in-the-air--a backbone unencumbered by ground connections--and they're leveraging their position on buildings to beam across the southern part of Central Park and other areas of the city. They expanded an earlier network that was highly localized around the buildings in which they provide tenant services, including many Trump properties, for the New York City Marathon on Nov. 5. They told the New York Post that they're using MIMO technology, a multiple-antenna approach that has been slow to enter the metro-scale market mostly because of its newness. A few metro-scale equipment vendors were founded this year to use MIMO approaches to provide greater coverage with fewer nodes. NuVisions charges $10 for 10 hours and $30 per month for access to users who aren't in-building subscribers. Their map appears to show their previous coverage area.
EarthLink all over: The company may provide service in Charlotte, N.C., a city of 240 square miles; St. Petersburg, Flor., finds them one of two finalists for that town's 60 square miles; and Corpus Christi, Tex., writer Taylor Wimberly notes in his blog that tonight's city council meeting agenda contains items relating to EarthLink taking over the operation and expansion of that city's long-standing network.