2006 News

December 26, 2006 (San Jose Mercury News) - Meanwhile, their current involvement, which includes the California Health Institute and the Smart Health Initiative of Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network—an organization trying to improve the region's economy and quality of life—will continue. More

December 21, 2006 (The Milpitas Post) - A snip from a pair of oversized wire cutters ushered Milpitas into the age of wireless Internet during a ceremony Tuesday outside Milpitas City Hall. More.

November 29, 2006 (San Jose Mercury News) - Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network has announced that former Vice President Al Gore will be the luncheon speaker at the annual State of Silicon Valley conference, scheduled for Feb. 2 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. More

November 27, 2006 (San Jose Mercury News) - When Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network kicked off the latest phase in its project to create a wireless network for the region on Nov. 17, the board of directors commemorated the moment by signing the first transmitter box that will be used in the network. More.

November 24, 2006 (San Jose Mercury News) - Bangalore challenge spurs Valley WiFi discussion. The words reached across the globe and read like a taunt: "Bangalore is going to be the second city in the world to be fully WiMax enabled, something even the Silicon Valley can't boast of." More

November 18, 2006 (Palo Alto Daily News) - Hospital data barter pushed to lower costs. Exchange could lead to electronic patient records. Three area hospitals and a Silicon Valley consortium are forming a data exchange that could eventually lower costs for local health care providers. More

November 18, 2006 (Palo Alto Daily News) - Firm puts golden seal on wirless plan. Wireless Silicon Valley project underway. In a nod to Leland Stanford's "golden spike," which completed the first transcontinental railroad in 1869, leaders of a Silicon Valley consortium signed a gold-colored wireless Internet transmitter Friday. More

October 6, 2006 (San Francisco Chronicle) - Leaders Push for Enhancing Innovation. California must create its own program to spur innovation or others will beat the state to the next industrial frontier, more than 60 academic and corporate leaders warned in an open letter to the top gubernatorial candidates. More

October 5, 2006 (San Jose Mercury News) - Tech Industry Launches Drive. Competing against the likes of not only Boston and New York, but Bangalore and Beijing, California can no longer take its standing atop the tech world for granted. More

October 5, 2006 (San Jose/Silicon Valley Business Journal) - California Governor Candidates Challenged to Take Tech Pledge. A group of 65 CEOs and academic leaders Thursday called on the candidates for California governor to pledge support for policies aimed at keeping the state competitive in science and technology. More

September 6, 7, 2006

Silicon Valley to Become Wireless Valley, CBS Channel 5, Tony Russomanno
Silicon Valley to Receive Free Wi-Fi, New York Times
Cisco, IBM Team Prevails, San Jose Mercury News
SV Metro Connect chosen for valley wireless network, San Jose Mercury News
IBM-Cisco group's bid wins valley wi-fi contract, San Jose Business Journal
IBM, Cisco Consortium Picked for Wireless Silicon Valley, WiFi Networking News
2.4 Million Silicon Valley Residents to Go Wireless, Market Wire

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