March 16, 2007 06:33 ET, Nortel and Firetide Present a March 22 Exclusive Free Webcast on Municipal Wireless Application Hype vs. Reality

What Are the Real Applications for Muni Wireless?

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 16, 2007 --, a leading news source covering the wireless marketplace for business is presenting a free live webinar entitled, "Muni Wireless Application Hype vs. Application Reality."

When consumers hear muni wireless they envision free Wifi everywhere. But government agencies, politicians and citizen groups see municipal wireless as a public safety opportunity, lowering crime rates and speeding up emergency response times. And in cities where low-income households receive subsidized wireless, there are debates about who foots the bill and equal opportunity. Beyond the social issues are considerable technical hurdles that most municipalities must overcome. So what are the real applications for muni wireless?

Find out in this free webinar on March 22. Featured speakers include Craig Settles, Author of "Fighting the Good Fight for Municipal Wireless: Applying lessons from Philadelphia's WiFi story" and Senior Editor of, Owen Linderholm. Among the other topics they will discuss:

--  Who is in charge of the infrastructure -- the city or a third-party
--  How much will be covered by a third party such as Google?
--  Will taxpayers need to subsidize the project?
--  How should security issues be addressed?
Find answers to these and other questions at this free Webinar hosted by Nortel, Firetide, and

There will also be a live Q&A session at the end to answer questions about today's leading municipal wireless applications.


Muni Wireless Application Hype vs. Application Reality


Thursday, March 22, 2007
1:00pm Pacific/4:00pm Eastern

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