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  • joly 2:58 am on 11/18/2014 Permalink | Reply
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    VIDEO: Envisioning a #Gigabit Future: A Field Hearing @NextCentCit @SETNDevelopment #gigfuture 

    NCC logoOn Tuesday November 18 2014  Next Century Cities and the Southeast Tennessee Development District will hosted a field hearing “Envisioning a Gigabit Future” in Chattanooga.  The event runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST. Participants will hear from panelists who will discuss how and why gigabit infrastructure is quickly becoming a critical component to local community vitality. Speakers include: Mayor Andy Berke, Chattanooga, TN; Senator Janice Bowling, Tennessee State Senate (16th District); Mayor Gary Davis, Bradley County, TN; Harold DePriest, President and CEO, EPB; Jonathan Taplin, Director, Annenberg Innovation Lab, University of Southern California; Tony Perez, Director of the Seattle Office of Cable Communications and President of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors; Aldona Valicenti, Chief Information Officer, Lexington, KY; Rick Usher, Assistant City Manager, Kansas City, MO; and Beth Jones, Executive Director, Southeast Tennessee Development District; From the invitation:

    Chattanooga is one of America’s first – and leading – truly “gigabit” communities. Although the city’s investment and commitment has yielded dividends for the city itself, this is not just an issue of local or parochial concern. The potential for gigabit and next-generation broadband to improve America’s communities is a national question, with national implications.

    For example, Tennessee is one of about twenty states that restrict community broadband choice, prompting Chattanooga and Wilson, North Carolina (another such state), to petition the Federal Communications Commission to remove these restrictions so that Chattanooga and Wilson can expand their highly successful networks.

    The event will be webcast live via U.S. Education TV 

    Twitter: @NextCentCit | @SETNDevelopment | #gigfuture

  • joly 2:00 pm on 07/17/2013 Permalink | Reply
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    ISOC-NY TV show Today: @SiliconHarlem Meetup – #GigabitHarlem with @CBRangel #gigabit 

    isoc ny tvToday, Wednesday Jul 17 2013, the ISOC-NY TV show will  present an edited version of the Gigabit Harlem public forum, which includes a remote from Congressman Charles Rangel.  The show, which airs from 2-3pm, may be viewed via Manhattan Cable or online via the MNN website.

    What: ISOC-NY TV Show – SiliconHarlem Meetup – Gigabit Harlem with Charlie Rangel
    Where: Manhattan Neighborhood Network
    When: Wednesday Jul 17 2013 2pm-3pm EDT | 1800-1900 UTC
    Manhattan Cable: TWC 56 | RCN 83 | FiOS 34
    Webcast: http://www.mnn.org/live/2-lifestyle-channel

  • joly 11:30 pm on 07/16/2013 Permalink | Reply
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    VIDEO: Gigabit Networks and the Future of the Internet @isocdc #isocdc #gigabit 

    ISOC DC GIGABITOn Tuesday July 16 2013 the Washington DC Chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC DC) presented Gigabit Networks and the Future of the Internet at Google DC. Panelists include, in person, Blair Levin, former executive director of the National Broadband Plan now with the Aspen Institute’s GigU Project initiative and, via Google Hangout, Craig Settles, author of Building the Gigabit City and the host of the popular radio program Gigabit Nation, and also Milo Medin, Google’s VP of Access Services, and the lead on its fiber effort. Moderator was Michael Nelson of Bloomberg News. The event was webcast live on the Internet Society livestream channel. Video is below. The first couple of minutes are missing.

    View on YouTube: http://youtu.be/dPrcR7zPIMw
    Transcribe: http://www.amara.org/en/videos/FmASgEAal7OB/
    Twitter: #gigabit | #isocdc


    When many of us first logged onto the Internet, having a megabit connection seemed impossible. Today, network speeds a thousand times faster are both possible and affordable and broadband networks drive productivity and economic growth. In January, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced the Gigabit City Challenge to have at least one gigabit network in all 50 states by 2015. Currently, there are 13 gigabit city networks in various phases of operation, allowing innovators to develop next-generation applications. How are they using these networks? How will businesses, governments, and schools leverage them to increase job growth, innovation and productivity? What will it take for these local projects to grow and meet the challenge?

  • joly 5:04 pm on 03/26/2013 Permalink | Reply
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    WEBCAST Wednesday: @FCC workshop on #Gigabit Community #Broadband Networks 

    FCCOn Wednesday March 27 2013 the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau will hold the first of a series of Gigabit Community Broadband Workshops. This follows Chairman Genachowski’s Gigabit City Challenge proposal on January 18. The goal of this workshop is to explore how current gigabit communities deployed their networks, the economic and social benefits that accrue to gigabit communities, ways communities can aggregate demand in order to make a gigabit network deployment more economically appealing, and how communities can leverage their assets to incent an ultra-fast network. The workshop will be free and open to the public and will be webcast live via fcc.gov.

    What: FCC workshop on Gigabit Community Broadband Networks
    Where: FCC, Washington, DC
    When: Wednesday March 27 2013 9.15am-3:35pm EDT | 1315-1935 UTC
    Agenda: http://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-provides-agenda-first-gigabit-community-broadband-workshop
    Webcast: http://www.fcc.gov/live
    Questions: livequestions@fcc.gov
    Twitter: #fcc | #gigabit

  • joly 5:38 pm on 06/26/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    California ISP sonic.net rolls out 1Gbps double play for $69.95 #fiber #broadband #gigabit 

    sonic.netCalifornia ISP sonic.net has rolled out the first installs of it’s new gigabit service, which includes two phone lines, in Sebastopol, CA. Local newspaper The Press Democrat reports:

    The fiber optic network allows the company to offer Internet connections up to 1 gigabit per second, said Dane Jasper, co-founder and president of the company.

    “Speed will no longer be a factor,” Jasper said. “You’re completely connected.”

    The service will be available to about 60 homes on Florence Avenue in about a month, and will become available to an additional 640 homes by the end of the year, Jasper said.

    The fastest connection, which will be 1 gigabit per second, will cost $69.95 per month and include two phone lines and unlimited long distance calling. The company will also offer a 100 megabit per second connection for $39.95 monthly, which will include one phone line with unlimited long distance calling.

    Nate Anderson recently covered the story in Ars Technica:

    Jasper doesn’t think like a typical US Internet exec; in an interview last year, he made clear that his company tries to avoid artificial limits as a way to make more money. “The natural model when you have a simple duopoly capturing the majority of the market is segmentation: maximize ARPU [average revenue per user] by artificially limiting service in order to drive additional monthly spending. But fundamentally this is the wrong model for a service provider like us, and we have looked to Europe for inspiration… I believe that removing the artificial limits on speed, and including home phone with the product are both very exciting.”

    • joly 3:48 am on 06/27/2011 Permalink | Reply

      • Vint Cerf: What Can Gigabit Do for You? (FORA.tv)

  • joly 9:58 pm on 03/06/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    New York Times: Cheap, Ultrafast Broadband? Hong Kong Has It #broadband #fiber 

    A New York Times article Cheap, Ultrafast Broadband? Hong Kong Has It by Randall Stross reports that a Hong Kong ISP is offering gigabit residential service at $26/month.

    From the article:

    Inexpensive pricing of gigabit broadband is practical in American cities, too. “This is an eminently replicable model,” says Benoit Felten, a co-founder of Diffraction Analysis, a consulting business based in Paris. “But not by someone who already owns a network — unless they’re willing to scrap the network.”

    In the United States, costs would come down if several companies shared the financial burden of putting fiber into the ground and then competed on the basis of services built on top of the shared assets. That would bring multiple competitors into the picture, pushing down prices. But it would also require regulatory changes that the Federal Communications Commission has yet to show an appetite for.

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