AT&T says it will open its gigabit network on Dec 1, but for the first six or seven months residents will only get 300 Mbps speeds.
Guess who’s getting a gigabit network now? Residents of Omaha, Neb. woke this morning to news they are getting a fiber-to-the-home network. From CenturyLink.
How does Austin feel about getting Google Fiber? I asked several entrepreneurs around town to find out what they thought. Here’s what they said.
Getting to a gigabit city in every state is going to take money, partnerships and a willingness to play politics. Incumbent ISPs are willing to go to the state house to keep projects in limbo.
Residents of a small section of Gainesville, Fla. will get a gigabit network thanks to the GigU project that wants to deliver fiber to the home to areas around U.S. colleges and universities.
Gigabit Squared broke onto the scene on Wednesday, announcing it would spend $200 million to bring gigabit broadband to six college towns in conjunction with the Gig.U program. But the startup aims higher: It wants to change the economics of delivering fiber to the home everywhere.
Consumer applications have driven the rapid take up of faster broadband services in the U.S. in the last decade. But as Google and others build gigabit networks to see what can be done with them, it’s time to bring businesses back into the innovation cycle.
When it comes to broadband, gigabit per second speeds are all the rage. Large broadband providers in the US have started showing off their gigabit efforts But what is this speed good for? Kevin Lo, Google’s fiber access program chief says “new things.”
Want to improve the economy? Then demand better broadband. Policymakers at all levels of government need to watch municipal efforts such as those in Kansas City, Kan. with Google’s fiber network. That gigabit network could prove the link between broadband and economic development.