CISCO announced that the Italian province of Brescia will use an outdoor wireless solution to service its rural communities.
The Province of Brescia will use a Cisco Outdoor Wireless solution to deliver a variety of online services to the municipalities of the region, ranging from simple Internet access for citizens to electronic procurement and online applications for businesses. The goal is to help stimulate economic growth and bridge the growing digital divide throughout the region. Brescia consists of a large number of disparate communities in a predominantly mountainous region, making it expensive for traditional carriers to wire the region for broadband. Cisco's wireless mesh technology helps Brescia overcome the problem.