Gangnam Bandwidth, American Style – Blair Levin and Ellen Satterwhite, Gig. U

The following op-ed is also available at All Things D. Surrounded by next generation flexible displays and the next big tech toys at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show, former President Bill Clinton made this observation: South Korea is now number one in the world for computer download speeds, and the U.S. has fallen to […]

The Year Ahead in IT, 2013

By Lev Gonick | Inside Higher Ed  |  January 3, 2013 Those reading this column or any of its annual predecessors (in 2012, 2011, 2010, or 2009) are invited to reflect that the historic challenges facing universities and colleges are less related to technological disruption or market evolution and more causally related to self-induced bruising, glacial cycles of […]

Where does bandwidth fall in innovation equation?

WRAL Techwire | July 16, 2012   RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Communities have to take steps to remove bandwidth as a constraint on innovation, according to Blair Levin. Levin is one of the premier communications strategists in the United States who lead in the creation of the National Broadband Plan released in March 2010. […]

UW looks to connect South Lake Union to better broadband

By Anthony James | Puget Sound Business Journal | September 5, 2011   Universities have always been on the cutting edge of technology innovation, and that innovation requires a lot of bandwidth. Now, the University of Washington is looking to spread that bandwidth to Seattle’s high-tech neighborhoods. Gig.U, or the University Community Next Generation Innovation Project, […]

Editorial: Broadband barrier

The Gainesville Sun | June 18, 2012   It is encouraging news that GRUCom and the University of Florida are teaming up to provide ultahigh-speed broadband service to UF’s Innovation Square and its surrounding Innovation District. For all of Gainesville’s potential to capitalize on the knowledge economy, the limitations of broadband service here provide a […]

UF, GRU, GRUCom team up to offer ultrahigh-speed broadband connections in Innovation District

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Gainesville residents who live or work in the Innovation District will soon have access to gigabit broadband connections up to 100 times faster than standard DSL or cable services, thanks to a cooperative effort between Gainesville Regional Utilities’ GRUCom telecommunications network and the University of Florida. A list of frequently asked questions is available at […]

Touchdown! Florida Gators get gigabit broadband.

By Stacey Higginbotham | GigaOm | Jun. 11, 2012   Residents of a small section of Gainesville, Fla. will get a gigabit network thanks to the GigU project that wants to deliver fiber to the home to areas around U.S. colleges and universities. GRUCom, a multi-service utility owned by the City of Gainesville, said Monday it would work […]

What GigU Can Do for Your U

Paul Kapustka | Educational IT | May 18, 2012   What could your university community do differently if it had a gigabit network at its disposal? That formerly theoretical question will soon get some real-world answers, thanks to the first formal announcement of a college-town gigabit network being built under the nationwide GigU initiative. The University […]

NYTimes Columnist Tom Friedman highlights on Gig.U

In his post-Iowa caucus roundup, New York Times columnist Tom Friedman asks what candidates would be talking about if the campaign were about moving America forward. One topic, he writes, would surely be how to help the United States navigate the IT revolution and the changing global economy. Seismic changes in technology have given people […]

Gig.U eyes Columbia   Mizzou and Columbia are part of a national consortium of research universities and their communities that hope to act as test beds for ultra high-speed Internet capabilities. If it pans out, Internet users on campus as well as in local homes and businesses would enjoy far faster Internet than the current offering. The […]