City, MU join group seeking ultrafast Internet

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.

City and university officials announced this morning that they are joining a consortium of research universities and their communities focused on securing ultra high-speed broadband networks.

Known as Gig.U, the group of communities hopes that by collaborating they will be able to entice providers to invest in ultrafast networks in their markets.


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