NTIA reopens BTOP application window for public safety broadband systems

The NTIA announced that it will provide an opportunity for certain state and local governments to apply for broadband stimulus funding to support public safety projects. The potential applicants are the state and local governmental entities that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently permitted to deploy public safety broadband systems using the 700 MHz public […]

Texas-New Mexico Power dumps T1 lines, deploys microwave backhaul

Texas-New Mexico Power (TNMP), a community-based electrical power generation and distribution company serving more than 216,000 subscribers in Texas and 490,000 subscribers in New Mexico, is dumping its T1 lines and replacing them with microwave backhaul systems from Exalt Communications. TNMP hired Houston-based telecommunications and IT engineering firm Lockard & White to assist in design, […]

Indiana Dept of Transportation uses WiMAX for traffic management

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has deployed a wireless network for a statewide Intelligent Transportation System (ITS). This wireless network uses over 600 radios from Proxim, and connects traffic and video components over hundreds of square miles throughout the Northwest Indiana and Indianapolis areas, enabling the following traffic-related applications: Traffic Management – Residents of […]

Wireless Mesh Network in Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base

Camp Pendleton, a large Marine Corps base in Southern California, has deployed a wireless mesh network for the base’s Energy Management Control Systems (EMCS) and Automated Metering Infrastructure (AMI). The network is also used for monitoring wireless security cameras around water reservoirs. This is the first pilot smart multi-grid network for the Base Facilities Department […]

BIP, BTOP broadband infrastructure grant deadlines extended

NTIA and RUS will grant a limited extension of time to file infrastructure applications in the second funding round. Specifically, applicants for BTOP Comprehensive Community Infrastructure projects will have until March 26th to file their applications to NTIA. Applicants for BIP infrastructure projects will have until March 29th to file their applications to RUS. Applications […]