Helix Wind to trial wind turbines to power cell towers; Google subsidizing WiFi in airports

> Helix Wind announced it's beginning a trial run in Southern California to see if its wind turbines might be useful for powering cell phone towers. Article

> Google said it will subsidize free wireless network access in 47 airports from now until January 15--and indefinitely in the airports of Burbank, Calif., and Seattle. Article

> Alvarion announced it has been selected by Adam Internet to deploy a WiMAX network across metropolitan Adelaide, Australia. Release

> Intel said it has started production of a WiMAX chipset, known as Kilmer Peak, that will support three WiMAX versions, 2.3 GHz, 2.5 GHz and 3.5 GHz. Article

> Apple is still not allowing VoIP applications to run over the iPhone on AT&T Mobility's 3G network, even though AT&T has said it will allow the apps to do so. Article

> Qualcomm will unveil the company's first smartbook at an event in New York City tomorrow. Article

> Things like smart grids, telemedicine and homeland security and surveillance will help drive broadband growth, and may surpass consumer demand, according to John Horrigan, the consumer research director of the FCC's national broadband plan. Article

And Finally... Some nice sanitation workers sorted through 10 tons of trash to recover a wedding ring accidentally thrown away by a New Jersey couple. Article