EBN Online By Jennifer Baljko August 4, 2011 We’ve all heard before that “necessity is the mother of invention.” Lately, too, we’ve heard a lot about how, if planned well, economic recessions could spark any number of innovative products and projects. These dynamics seem to be fusing into a “necessity-driven innovation effort” at the university
The Missoulian By Chelsi Moy August 3, 2011 The University of Montana has joined a coalition of research universities across the country to advocate for faster Internet services off college campuses. The goal is to encourage the private telecommunications industry to offer high-speed Internet to more customers. Campuses offer Internet networks that operate sometimes
San Francisco Chronicle By Craig Newmark (Founder, Craigslist) July 31, 2011 Hey, gig.u is an effort to get high speed Internet connectivity to the communities around university centers. The deal is that, in practice, it attracts startup companies in such areas, creating jobs, sometimes growing into large companies with even more jobs. Think about about
Los Angeles Times Editorial July 30, 2011 College campuses are shielded from many of the ugly realities of the outside world, such as dead-end jobs, underwater mortgages and pokey Internet connections. Now, a group of research universities wants to bring one of their perks — blazing fast Internet access — to the communities that
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.
By Anthony Clark, Business Editor Gainesville Sun July 27, 2011 The University of Florida and Gainesville have partnered with 28 other university communities nationwide to try to bring ultra-high-speed Internet connectivity off campus to spur economic growth. The idea behind Gig.U: the University Community Next Generation Innovation Project is to make a case to Internet
Kansas City Star | Associated Press July 27, 2011 The University of Missouri is joining an effort by some of the country’s top colleges to build high-speed data networks in their local communities. The project is known as Gig.U: The University Community Next Generation Innovation Project. Participating schools include Duke, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina
By Kim Hart Politico July 27, 2011 Blair Levin, who led the writing of the FCC’s National Broadband Plan, has come up with a new idea to spur the spread of high-speed Internet: Get college towns involved. On Wednesday, Levin is launching Gig.U, a project aiming to facilitate partnerships between university communities and broadband service providers.
Bloomberg By Ryan Mac July 27, 2011 A group of 29 U.S. colleges including Penn State University and Duke University called for private investment to help fund a new generation of high-speed Internet in communities surrounding their schools. “Gig.U: The University Community Next Generation Project” was started today to encourage the creation of broadband networks
By John Markoff New York Times July 27, 2011 A coalition of 28 American universities is throwing its weight behind a plan to build ultra-high-speed computer networks — with Internet service several hundred times faster than what is now commercially available — in the communities surrounding the participating colleges. The project, which is named