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“The Next 30 Months” in Telecom Policy

Today, at part of the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy’s Project on the Evolution of Regulation and Technology, Gig.U Executive Director Blair Levin gave a speech entitled “The Next 30 Months.” In it, he highlights the upcoming events and challenges the FCC will face in this key regulatory era. “Here’s a big, but […]

“Step Away from the Mirror” – Remarks by Gig.U Executive Director Blair Levin at the National Press Club

Today, at an event hosted by the Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative, Professor Christopher Yoo presented research on broadband speeds, investment, and pricing in the U.S. verses E.U., challenging the commonly cited narrative that the U.S. is slipping behind compared to other nations. Gig.U Executive Director Blair Levin was invited to speak in response to […]

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.

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