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Gigabit Internet

President Obama Comes to the Defense of Gigabit Cities

Timothy Karr | Posted 03.17.2015 | Technology
Timothy Karr

On Wednesday, President Obama called for an end to rules that prevent cities towns and other communities from creating their own high-speed Internet networks.

Comcast Aims to Buy Seattle Mayor, Intimidate Others

Christopher Mitchell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Christopher Mitchell

Why is Comcast so interested in defeating Seattle's mayor? Like a playground bully, it comes down to both payback and a warning to others. Comcast is serving warning to other big city mayors: try to create competition and we'll take you down.

Looking to Get a Gig? You Don't Have to Wait for Google to Build it

Joey Durel | Posted 06.27.2013 | Impact
Joey Durel

The path that led us to the deployment of a citywide gigabit network has been a challenging one. There have been ups and downs, but we have remained focused on what is best for our community. In keeping our focus, we have delivered the connectivity that our citizens demanded nearly a decade ago.

What Good Is a Gigabit?

Jake Brewer | Posted 05.27.2013 | Technology
Jake Brewer

At 1 billion "bits per second," a gigabit is 200 times faster than today's U.S. average of roughly 5 million bits per second. But the question remains: what can we actually do with that kind of speed?

Meet The First People Getting Google's Ultra High-Speed Internet

Palo Alto Patch | Posted 09.17.2011 | Technology

Google has chosen the Stanford campus to be the pilot site for its new ultra high-speed internet, Google Fiber. “Google plans to offer internet ...

South Korea's Internet To Be 200 Times Faster Than In U.S.

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

South Korea's Internet connection speeds, already the fastest in the world, are about to get a whole lot faster, the New York Times reports. "By the ...