Los Angeles Times Editorial July 30, 2011 College campuses are shielded from many of the ugly realities of the outside world, such as dead-end jobs, underwater mortgages and pokey Internet connections. Now, a group of research universities wants to bring one of their perks — blazing fast Internet access — to the communities that
Monthly July, 2011
By Jacob Barker Columbia Daily Tribune July 27, 2011 It has been four months since Columbia learned Google would build its high-speed broadband network elsewhere. But the city and the University of Missouri haven’t given up on the idea of securing a network boasting speeds scores of times faster than what is available today.
By Anthony Clark, Business Editor Gainesville Sun July 27, 2011 The University of Florida and Gainesville have partnered with 28 other university communities nationwide to try to bring ultra-high-speed Internet connectivity off campus to spur economic growth. The idea behind Gig.U: the University Community Next Generation Innovation Project is to make a case to Internet
Kansas City Star | Associated Press July 27, 2011 The University of Missouri is joining an effort by some of the country’s top colleges to build high-speed data networks in their local communities. The project is known as Gig.U: The University Community Next Generation Innovation Project. Participating schools include Duke, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina
By Kim Hart Politico July 27, 2011 Blair Levin, who led the writing of the FCC’s National Broadband Plan, has come up with a new idea to spur the spread of high-speed Internet: Get college towns involved. On Wednesday, Levin is launching Gig.U, a project aiming to facilitate partnerships between university communities and broadband service providers.
Bloomberg By Ryan Mac July 27, 2011 A group of 29 U.S. colleges including Penn State University and Duke University called for private investment to help fund a new generation of high-speed Internet in communities surrounding their schools. “Gig.U: The University Community Next Generation Project” was started today to encourage the creation of broadband networks
By John Markoff New York Times July 27, 2011 A coalition of 28 American universities is throwing its weight behind a plan to build ultra-high-speed computer networks — with Internet service several hundred times faster than what is now commercially available — in the communities surrounding the participating colleges. The project, which is named
On behalf of many colleagues in Universities and University communities throughout the United States, I am pleased to announce the formation of Gig.U: the university community next generation innovation project. We are very excited about this Project because we believe the next generation of networks will trigger a new generation of opportunities; opportunities that will
By Haelin Cho The Stanford Daily July 14, 2011 The 850 homes in Stanford’s residential subdivision will soon be the first location in the country to have access to the “ultra high-speed” broadband Google Fiber network, which will operate at speeds of up to one gigabit per second — more than 100 times what most Internet
The University Community Next Generation Innovation Project, or Gig.U, is a broad-based group of over 30 leading research universities from across the United States. Drawing on America’s rich history of community-led innovation in research and entrepreneurship, Gig.U seeks to accelerate the deployment of ultra high-speed networks to leading U.S. universities and their surrounding communities. Improvements