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Super-Fast Google Fiber Internet May Be Coming To Two More Cities

Reuters | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 12.10.2015 | Technology

Alphabet Inc said it would consider bringing its Fiber internet service to Los Angeles and Chicago, the two biggest cities the tech giant has worked w...

Is Google Fiber Discriminatory?

Alex Salkever | Posted 10.19.2015 | Technology
Alex Salkever

Google Fiber gets a thumbs up for racial diversity. But on every other measure of diversity for communities Google Fiber is either serving or plans to serve it falls flat.

59 Twists and Turns to Verizon's Calculated Play to Go Wireless and Dismantle the State-Based Wired Utilities

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 08.31.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Verizon has a very simple but very calculated plan -- go wireless (mobile) at the expense of the wired networks.

Google To Expand Its Superfast Fiber Internet Service

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 08.05.2015 | Technology

San Antonio, Texas, just took one giant step into the future. Mayor Ivy Taylor announced Wednesday that Google Fiber, a high-speed Internet and TV ser...

Collaborating to Connect

Zach Leverenz | Posted 06.07.2015 | Technology
Zach Leverenz

If we are to include all Americans in our digital future, we need bold action and collaborative leadership. We need to understand what works, and what we can learn and apply in more places across the country.

Timothy Stenovec

Here's What Happens When Internet Providers Have Zero Competition

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 03.31.2015 | Technology

Hint: Exactly what you think.

Google's Superfast Internet Might Be Coming To A City Near You

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 01.27.2015 | Technology

Get ready to be jealous. Google announced on Tuesday that it's rolling out its superfast WiFi, Google Fiber, to four more metro areas: Atlanta; Ra...

2015: The Trend Line for Communications Services -- Phone, Broadband, Internet, Cable TV & Wireless -- Sucks

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 03.09.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

As a telecom analyst for over 30+ years, I've been tracking the trend lines of communications services. And from the customer perspective -- your perspective -- 2015 will be like watching a train wreck in slow motion -- and continue over the next few years.

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...

Guy Gets Super Emotional Over Faster Internet

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 08.26.2014 | Comedy

Have you ever gotten so frustrated with Netflix buffering and games lagging (because of a throttled Internet connection) that you decide to instead --...

Education Superhighway: Bettering Schools, Strengthening the Economy and Creating Jobs

Dirk Adams | Posted 05.13.2014 | Education
Dirk Adams

Fiber is a pipeline I can support! This is no different in size, scope or importance than the Rural Electrification Administration which brought electricity to rural America. This is the future. What are we waiting for?

Gerry Smith

Comcast Cites Tiny Google Network To Justify Huge Takeover

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 02.13.2014 | Technology

When Comcast announced its planned $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable Thursday, the company cited the emergence of a new competitor as one reas...

Kansas City Is Becoming a Mecca for Big Technology Names

Jason Grill | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Jason Grill

Kansas City will continue to be a catalyst for growth in the entrepreneurial sector in America and its technology innovation prowess is proving to be on the rise.

Teen With Rare Blood Disease Throws Out First Pitch. From Halfway Across The Country.

Posted 09.19.2013 | Good News

In June, Nick LeGrande threw the first pitch at the Oakland Athletics game -- from more than 1,800 miles away. The 14-year-old from Kansas City, Mo...

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?

Gerry Smith

Free Broadband Internet Service Challenges Major Providers

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 12.22.2012 | Technology

For people tired of paying $40 or more a month for Internet, a new startup offers enticing tradeoff: free service with limits on how much YouTube or N...

Kansas Not Kid Brother To Missouri

Colin Curtis | Posted 02.10.2013 | Politics
Colin Curtis

As someone who has spent the majority of his life living in Kansas City, KS (KCK) I personally love seeing the increasing collaboration between the tw...

Will Google Fiber Convulse Local Telecom Markets?

Nathan Newman | Posted 12.24.2012 | Technology
Nathan Newman

Can Google compete with Verizon FIOS offering 530 channels and broadband speeds up to 150MPs at a price of $205 per month? Or with AT&T, Time Warner or Comcast with their combo Internet/TV plans?

Gerry Smith

Google Fiber Deadline Expires, Some Low-Income Kansas City Residents Unlikely to Qualify

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 09.10.2012 | Technology

The deadline for Kansas City residents to sign up for Google's new high-speed Internet network expired Sunday night. But for now, not everyone will re...

Google's New Super Fast Internet Service May Not Reach Low-Income Residents

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 08.31.2012 | Technology

When Google unveiled its new Internet service in Kansas City last month, the company said customers would receive speeds so fast they would no longer ...

The Seven Seals of The TVpocalypse

Turnstyle | Posted 10.14.2012 | Technology
Turnstyle

By: Noah J. Nelson The future of technology is beginning to look a lot like the past. Specifically it's beginning to look like television. In form an...

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 Network Shows Hollywood Trap: Between Fiddlers and Franklin

Art Brodsky | Posted 07.04.2012 | Technology
Art Brodsky

The entertainment industry should no longer fear technological change. It should no longer cling to a precarious balance on the roof of an industrial structure constructed long ago. It's time to look on technology as an opportunity, and to conquer its fear of the unknown.

Google Rumored To Ready Huge Cable TV Venture

The Huffington Post | Ramona Emerson | Posted 01.04.2012 | Technology

On Friday, The Wall Street Journal reported that Google is working on a subscription-based cable-TV service, according to "people briefed on [Google's...

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 ...