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New Orleans gets WiMax

September 10th, 2005 by André Nogueira

In a city that has lost everything, wireless is the only way of getting in touch with those around you.

At least that seems to be what Cisco and Intel think, as they have recently announced they would donate WiMax wireless equipment to be placed all over the town of New Orleans, in order to help officials get their work done.

Some say that this action is little more than a publicity stunt by Cisco and Intel to promote the technology, but in this time of grief and mourning any help is welcomed – especially when that help aims at providing one of the most basic services any city, big or small, needs.

Source: LA Times
View: Intel’s Press Release
View: Cisco Press Release

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  1. Patrick E Says:

    This is yet another good example of American corporations stepping forward to lend a helping hand to those in need…

    Also take a look at Microsoft Corporation’s Hurricane Katrina relief page where the company list some of it’s relief contributions, and most notably in the communications arena: “We have fully equipped three buses with satellite communications systems and they are deployed in Baton Rouge and Mississippi. ”

    For Patrick S — http://www.intel.com/netcomms/technologies/wimax/experiences.htm
    “Broadband Wireless in Rural New Zealand
    Learn about Airspan and BCL Wireless Broadband Deployment in New Zealand. “

  2. Patrick E Says:

    Meant to actually post the link — MSFT Hurricane Katrina relief page – http://www.microsoft.com/mscorp/citizenship/giving/relief.asp