Report, Stakeholders Tout Gigabit Economic Benefits

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Communities that have had wide availability of gigabit service since 2011 or earlier have a one percent higher gross domestic product (GDP) than similar size communities that have little or no gigabit service available, according to a report from consulting firm Analysis Group. Although that...Learn More

Will New AT&T Business Fiber Push Help Clarify Google Fiber Business Services Plans?

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AT&T announced today a renewed focus on business class services with AT&T Business Fiber, which will use fiber-to-the-building technology to offer symmetrical broadband speeds of 25 Mbps to 300 Mbps. Eventually, AT&T Business Fiber will offer speeds of up to 1 Gbps. AT&T Business Fiber...Learn More

Google/ liNKCity Deal Helped Support Free Gigabit for North Kansas City

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A plan to offer free gigabit service over the liNKCity network in North Kansas City might never have come to pass were it not for Google Fiber – even though Google has no involvement in ownership or operation of the network. North Kansas City’s city...Learn More

City of Santa Clara Offers Google Fiber Update

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Sept. 16, 2014 – The City of Santa Clara and Google are entering the second phase of planning to determine if and when Google will bring affordable ultra high-speed Internet connectivity to neighborhoods. The first phase of preparation involved numerous meetings...Learn More

AT&T GigaPower Austin Gets the Gigabit Jump on Google Fiber

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AT&T announced that current Austin, Texas based subscribers to their 300 Mbps GigaPower Internet service will soon see upgrades that deliver 1 Gbps, fulfilling GigaPower’s initial launch promise. Existing customers will not need to do anything to receive the 1 Gbps upgrade. AT&T reacted quickly...Learn More

A Gigabit Broadband Land Grab is Underway: Is it for Publicity or Subscribers?

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Blink and you might miss it. On Tuesday, we published a post outlining two gigabit broadband network announcements had occurred, and it was only the second day of the week. Almost as we hit publish on our blog, another gigabit announcement from AT&T occurred, putting...Learn More

GVTC GigaRegion is Latest Example of Google Fiber’s Impact in Texas and Beyond

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Google Fiber is having a significant impact on broadband infrastructure in Texas. But of course, that’s always been the plan. The arrival of Google Fiber in Austin and the potential of their move into San Antonio is causing other carriers to react and many of...Learn More

Portland Google Fiber May Soon be Reality

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Portland may soon join the exclusive, but growing list of Gigabit cities. The Portland Business Journal is reporting that the Portland City Council voted 5 – 0 in favor of bringing Google Fiber to the Oregon hub. Portland is one of the nine new metro...Learn More

Winston-Salem Gigabit Network is a Key Win for AT&T

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Update June 12- AT&T today announced it also has won a deal to bring gigabit service to Durham, N.C. AT&T has finalized one of the deals it had pending to deploy gigabit service in the Triangle and Piedmont Triad regions of North Carolina, announcing today...Learn More

Urbana/ Champaign Gigabit Network Will Be Open Access

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Gigabit network announcements have been coming at a ferocious pace lately, including five last week. The fifth one, announced late Thursday, comes from Urbana-Champaign Big Broadband (UC2B) and iTV3 – and it has some unique elements that would seem to make it a particularly good...Learn More

Google Fiber’s ISP Shame Game Continues with Focus on Google Interconnection and Peering

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Ever since Google announced their move into the ISP and TV business with Google Fiber, their intentions have been well debated. Was Google seriously trying to become a regional (or maybe national) ISP? Or were they pushing an agenda with their 1 Gbps service for...Learn More

Google Fiber Penetration Hits 75% in Parts of Kansas City, But Not Without Controversy

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Google apparently has some great take rates for its gigabit Google Fiber service in Kansas City, with Bernstein Research reporting Google Fiber penetration of 75% in some neighborhoods. These are take rates to ‘die for.’ Most service providers, especially competitive overbuilders, would be very happy...Learn More