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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 […]

Broadband desert beginning to look more lush

Blair Levin spoke at the Web Summit in Dublin, Ireland on the topic of Gigabit Networks. In his remarks he noted: “A few years ago, gigabit America was a desert. Now, with a dozen Gig.U communities moving forward, Google Fiber capturing the imagination of many, cities like Chattanooga and Lafayette providing gigabit service, and incumbents like CenturyLink, […]

Missing our Gigabit Opportunity?

Executive Director Blair Levin spoke in front of the Washington DC Chapter of the Internet Society on the importance of having a plan and using it. Read the full text of his remarks after the jump. 

Seattleites to get gigabit for $80

Gigabit Squared, the company that’s working with Gig.U members Seattle and Chicago, has announced pricing for residents and businesses in Seattle. For more, read GigaOm’s story here.

The 21st Century Killer App

Blair Levin is in Chicago this week with US Ignite talking about the future of applications and next generation networks. The text of his remarks:

President Obama announces ConnectED

Recently, President Obama announced a new initiative called ConnectED and called on the Federal Communications Commission to take the steps necessary to build high-speed digital connections to America’s schools and libraries, ensuring that 99 percent of American students can benefit from these advances in teaching and learning. Gig.U Executive Director and former Director of the […]

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