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Community Leaders: Network Connectivity Handbook

Good news for community leaders! Gig.U and the Benton Foundation have published a guide: “The Next Generation Network Connectivity Handbook: A Guide for Community Leaders Seeking Affordable, Abundant Bandwidth” (PDF). This is a handbook for city officials seeking the affordable, abundant bandwidth their communities will need to thrive in the decades ahead. Designed for local…
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Free Wi-Fi Downtown

Remember that post from last March, in which the City Council approved funds for Wi-Fi downtown? It’s here! Coverage is all around the Pelton Center and along Parrott St. between E. 14th St. and Washington Avenue. We’re proud of the City for implementing this. Join us next Wednesday, 29 July, at 6pm when the service…
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A Truly Smart City Is Not a City at All

Over at HuffPo, author John M. Eger wrote an insightful piece about Smart Cities and the Internet of Things that starts out: Every city it seems, wants to be a “Smart City” by using technology to solve our current problems of water use and supply, energy consumption, transportation efficiency, mobile healthcare, police, fire, and safety;…
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Fiber Works with Exponential Growth

The Pots and Pans blog article, The Law of Accelerating Returns, points out: … The FCC recently set the new definition of broadband at 25 Mbps. When I look around at the demand in the world today at how households use broadband services, this feels about right. But at the same time, the FCC has…
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Learning from Seoul

The New York Times recently ran a story, What Silicon Valley Can Learn From Seoul, that starts out: South Korean companies are building software for smartphones that’s chaotic, multifunctional and exciting — everything that American apps aren’t. Like most young people in the Bay Area, Mike Kim grew up believing that the future of technology…
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Property Developers Light Up About Fiber

In a Government Technology post, High-Speed Internet as Important as Plumbing, Developers Say, author Ely Portillo states, Ultra-high speed Internet such as Google Fiber still seems a bit fantastical to many people, but developers and real estate professionals say they can’t afford not to integrate the fastest speeds into new buildings any more than they…
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How Fast is Fiber?

Forbes offers an insightful answer to the question What Is The Ultimate Speed Limit For Broadband Internet? The short answer is NO ONE KNOWS FOR SURE, AND EVERY GUESS IS WRONG There are three components that go into this: terminal bandwidth capacity of optical fiber, ability to route packets at ultra-high speeds, and economics. Let’s…
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Old San Leandro Auto Assembly Plant Reborn As Tech Hub

CBS SF Bay Area reporter Don Ford discovers San Leandro. “With an immense space, proximity to airport, BART and the freeway, and high-speed Internet, a former auto plant in San Leandro is attracting high-tech workers from across the bay.” (Video starts with a commercial.)