Gig.U Featured at CBT Power Lunch
By Brian McNeall | Columbia Business Times | January 5, 2011
Last year’s topics from the Columbia Business Times’ annual Power Lunch series provided plenty of food for thought.
From January to November, 10 Power Lunch noon meetings brought together leaders in business, government, politics and nonprofit organizations to discuss a variety of subjects primarily of interest to Columbia’s business community. The meetings are presented by The Callaway Bank…
A special Power Lunch in October focused on Gig U, a consortium of 37 U.S. universities and their communities that aims to encourage telecom operators to build ultra-high-speed networks, potentially 1 gigabytes per second and faster. Area Internet service providers joined city officials and administrators from the University of Missouri — a member of the consortium — and MOREnet to look at Columbia’s existing Internet services and to brainstorm the possibility of providing 1 Gbps connectivity to the area.
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