Wireless firms jump on Senate Wi-Fi

Thursday, 3 March 2005, 11:08 AM EST

Commercial cellular carriers activated service this week for the U.S. Senate across a secure wireless network that has been months in planning.

When the Senate's hybrid wireless infrastructure is completed, the Capitol building, all three Senate office buildings and several outlying facilities will support cell phone, 802.11b/g wireless and BlackBerry networks, said J. Greg Hanson, chief information officer and assistant sergeant-at-arms for the U.S. Senate.

By Florence Olsen at FCW.

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