Agency works on emergency alert system
The U.S. government is developing a new digital system that will transmit emergency alerts to cell phones throughout the country to warn citizens of a natural or nuclear disasters…

City rejects wireless network
The Des Moines (Iowa) Register
Urbandale, Iowa, officials have decided against a wireless network for the community, opting to rely on commercial service providers instead…

EFJ acquires 3e Technologies for $36M
Associated Press
EFJ, parent company of EFJohnson and Transcrypt International, bought 3e Technologies, a company that offers security products for wireless platforms and sells wireless infrastructure products…

Md. rolls out new mobile police station
The Baltimore Examiner
The Maryland State Police welcomed a new, 56-foot long, $1.5 million dollar mobile police station equipped with radio, satellite, telephones and wireless Internet…

Mineral takes first step in establishing high-speed, wireless Internet
The Cumberland (Md.) Times-News
Mineral County will soon bring high-speed wireless Internet services to the county’s residents, businesses, schools and industry…

Officials study countywide wireless
Gwinnett (Ga.) Daily Post
Gwinett officials are gathering information and developing a business plan that would justify the deployment of a countywide Wi-Fi or WiMAX system.

Parkway, turnpike to get updated communications system
The Asbury Park (N.J.) Press
The New Jersey Turnpike Authority will spend $9 million to replace a statewide radio system.

Visions for a wireless valley
The San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News
Seven companies are competing for a contract to blanket Silicon Valley with wireless Internet access…