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Nortel bringing municipal wireless to N.C., Colo.

Mon, 06/04/2007 - 7:52am
Traci Patterson

Nortel Networks has deployed a municipal wireless network in Greenville, N.C., with WindChannel Communications Inc., and the company has been selected by Front Range Internet Inc. for a similar network deployment in northern Colorado.

The Greenville network offers free broadband wireless Internet access in the downtown area, which includes the East Carolina University campus.

In Colorado, about a dozen communities along the I-25 corridor north of Denver - including Fort Collins, Windsor and Loveland - will receive the municipal wireless service.

The announcements were made at MuniWireless07: New England, where Nortel is demonstrating the benefits of such systems - police and fire department access to information, automated gas and water meter reading, and online access to libraries and city services.

Nortel also recently announced an agreement with 4G Metro, a Granbury, Texas-based wireless ISP, to help provide high-speed wireless Internet access for the Trinity Railway Express between Dallas/Fort Worth and DFW International Airport.

Nortel's Municipal Wireless Solution combines wireless mesh, wireless LAN and WiMAX technologies with business model consulting, radio frequency, network design, installation, configuration, acceptance testing and project management, the company said.

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