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Gerry Smith

America Pays More For Internet, Gets Slower Speeds, Than Other Countries

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 10.31.2014 | Technology

Americans pay far more and get far less when it comes to the Internet than many other people around the world. But a few small towns might be changing...

Gerry Smith

Google Launches High-Speed Internet Service In Kansas City

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 07.27.2012 | Technology

Google on Thursday unveiled its first ultra-high speed Internet service, saying it will offer broadband connections up to 100 times faster than what m...

Google Wants A Free Pass On Search Discrimination

The Next Web | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Over the past couple of weeks you've certainly heard about the Google and Verizon proposal for Net Neutrality. So much has been written about it, in ...

Google Fiber Network Competition Heats Up As Deadline Nears

Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Over 600 communities are vying to be chosen as the testing ground for the forthcoming Google fiber network, an ultra-fast experimental broadband netw...

Google, Kansas: Topeka Mayor Renames City In Bid To Win Google Broadband

Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Hoping to improve the city's chances of being the test site for Google's ultra-fast broadband experiment, the Mayor of Topeka, Kansas has issued a pro...

Google To Wire LA?: City Pursues Broadband Offer

Neon Tommy | Paresh Dave | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Three months after making Google the official e-mail provider at city offices, Los Angeles is preparing to respond to the technology company's request...

West Virginia University May Take Part In Google Broadband Experiment

The Daily Athenaeum | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Two community members are spearheading an initiative to bring Google's experimental ultra high-speed broadband network to Morgantown....

Google Raises the Bar

Don Tapscott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Don Tapscott

Google's announcement of a 100-fold increase in bandwidth from the maximum speeds offered by most of the larger ISPs has made consumers giddy. Is it a P.R. stunt or a brilliant strategic move?

Google ISP? Google Fiber Network To Bring Ultra-Fast Internet

Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

First Google was a search engine, then a social network--now how about a Google ISP? Google plans to experiment with building ultra-fast fiber net...