Houston might sign $2.5m contract with EarthLink as part of unwiring deal: The drum of anchor tenant keeps beating. Houston might contract for $500K per year of services from EarthLink over a five-year contract. Roaming accounts would be handed out to the usual suspects: municipal workers, like building inspectors, for which being able to connect in the field is worth every penny. Some building inspectors and restaurant inspectors currently have cell data cards that come with $45 per month subscription fees; EarthLink's account rates for the city would be $10 per month, and use built-in Wi-Fi on laptops, requiring less capital outlay for special cards. Police and other public safety officers would also gain access, as well as traffic lights and parking meters.
$10K given to explore Wi-Fi around New Hampshire: The $10,000 matching fund would be available to towns to explore or equip wireless networks.