Gig.U congratulates the North Carolina Next Generation Network

Gig.U congratulates the North Carolina Next Generation Network project for taking a big step forward in accelerating the deployment of next-generation networks in the Research Triangle and Triad areas.  Local and University officials have done a great job in improving the economic environment for fiber deployment and creating a model for the rest of the country. Gig.U also congratulates AT&T for seizing the moment to provide new economic and educational opportunities for these regions.

 
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Table Stakes for the Future (In Something Other than Basketball)

Today, Executive Director Blair Levin is in Hartford, CT to take part in a public conversation about ultra-high speed Internet and public officials. And to break some tough news about basketball. Check out his remarks. Blair Levin remarks to Connecticut Gig Conference

Gig.U Executive Director Blair Levin on the 4th Anniversary of the National Broadband Plan

In March 2010, at the request of Congress, the Obama administration presented a strategy for expanding the availability and adoption of broadband Internet access nationwide. The National Broadband Plan included specific proposals to address “national purposes” through expanded broadband access, including job creation and economic growth, consumer welfare, civic participation, public safety and homeland security, health care, and energy independence and efficiency.

Gig.U congratulates Google on Fiber Expansion

Statement by Gig.U Executive Director Blair Levin   Gig.U congratulates Google for taking a big, bold step forward to accelerate the deployment of next generation networks. Hundreds of city officials have told Gig.U that today’s broadband networks are insufficient to enable their communities to thrive in the global information economy.  Google’s announcement responds to that […]

In Chicago, Blair Levin reflects on Gigabit Garden

photo courtesy of Flickr user st_tuper33 Speaking at the Broadband Communities Economic Development Conference in Chicago on November 7, 2013, Gig.U Executive Director Blair Levin made the following remarks. The American Gigabit Garden is beginning to grow. In 2009, America had a gigabit desert and the National Broadband Plan analysis suggested little prospect for market […]

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