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Google Fiber heading to Salt Lake City

Google Fiber heading to Salt Lake City | Broadband | Scoop.it
Salt Lake City is the latest city to be selected to get high speed Internet via Google Fiber.
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Adding another city to the list.

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Provo mayor announces Google Fiber for small business in State of City - Daily Herald

Provo mayor announces Google Fiber for small business in State of City - Daily Herald | Broadband | Scoop.it
PROVO -- Google Fiber for Small Businesses is coming to Provo.
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We want to see this happen in our region as well.  All of the providers should offer services.

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Clt Hearts Gigabit on Twitter

Clt Hearts Gigabit on Twitter | Broadband | Scoop.it
Jill Szuchmacher from Google Fiber speaks at #gigabitcitysummit pic.twitter.com/eERcmIhWSU
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Gigabit Summit in KC.  A very exciting event.

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Next Century Cities Broadband Coalition Presses for Municipal Self Determination

Next Century Cities Broadband Coalition Presses for Municipal Self Determination | Broadband | Scoop.it
Plenty of cities want to develop their own local high-speed networks, but state laws often hamper those efforts.
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We are learning from each other.  At minimum we can help ourselves.  Honored to be a member.

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Google Fiber Previews Austin Pricing - Broadcasting & Cable

Google Fiber Previews Austin Pricing - Broadcasting & Cable | Broadband | Scoop.it
Google Fiber Previews Austin Pricing
Broadcasting & Cable
Google Fiber has posted details on the three residential service plans it will offer in Austin as it prepares to open up the sign-up process next month.
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Prices up slightly but still very competitive.

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Portland drafts new utility cabinet rules for Google Fiber and others - The Oregonian - OregonLive.com

Portland drafts new utility cabinet rules for Google Fiber and others - The Oregonian - OregonLive.com | Broadband | Scoop.it
Google Fiber wants to put 200 such cabinets around the city to enable a high-speed, fiber-optic network that bring faster Internet connections to Portland homes.
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If there is a will . . . there is a way

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If state barriers to broadband drop, what happens next?

If state barriers to broadband drop, what happens next? | Broadband | Scoop.it
Laws that prevent cities from operating their own broadband networks have a long history — but things are changing.

Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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Craig does a great job of giving an overview of what could happen if these laws are changed. 

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Google Fiber for Small Businesses Starting Up in Kansas City - eWeek

Google Fiber for Small Businesses Starting Up in Kansas City - eWeek | Broadband | Scoop.it
Small businesses in sections of Kansas City in Missouri and Kansas can start signing up for high-speed Google Fiber Internet service of up to 1 Gbps for $100 per month.
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Pricing is very good.  Major benefit to small businesses and their need to have high-speed access to do business.



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www.mainenewssimply.com

www.mainenewssimply.com | Broadband | Scoop.it
Debunking 5 Common Objections to Municipal Broadband #constantcontact http://t.co/wfr6RPhpzi
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7 Colorado communities just secured the right to build their own broadband

7 Colorado communities just secured the right to build their own broadband | Broadband | Scoop.it
Voters in Boulder and a half-dozen other municipalities chose overwhelmingly to opt out of a state ban on government-built Internet service.
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Now You Can Tell The FCC What You Think About Bans On Municipal Broadband - The Consumerist

Now You Can Tell The FCC What You Think About Bans On Municipal Broadband - The Consumerist | Broadband | Scoop.it
Now You Can Tell The FCC What You Think About Bans On Municipal Broadband The Consumerist Last week, a pair of city-operated utility companies petitioned the FCC, daring Commission Chair Tom Wheeler to make good on his promises to overturn...
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Yes, we can.

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Google mulls Wi-Fi offering in KC, Fiber cities - Kansas City Business Journal

Google mulls Wi-Fi offering in KC, Fiber cities - Kansas City Business Journal | Broadband | Scoop.it
Google mulls Wi-Fi offering in KC, Fiber cities
Kansas City Business Journal
Fresh off announcing plans to test a Google Fiber small business product in Kansas City, Google Inc.
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3 ways Google Fiber is helping Kansas City besides offering 1Gbps Internet service

3 ways Google Fiber is helping Kansas City besides offering 1Gbps Internet service | Broadband | Scoop.it
Kansas City was very lucky to be the first city to get Google Fiber and we're not talking just about the 1Gbps Internet service. NextCity has taken a look at some of the side benefits that Kansas C...

Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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Now we get to the good stuff.  How do we capitalize off of the infrastructure and the hype.

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AT&T Takes On Google Fiber In KC - Multichannel News

AT&T Takes On Google Fiber In KC - Multichannel News | Broadband | Scoop.it
AT&T Takes On Google Fiber In KC
Multichannel News
Save for the GigaPower triple-play package, the others offered in the K.C.
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Choice matters . . .

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Gigantic slip-n-slide could be coming to Raleigh - WTVD-TV

Gigantic slip-n-slide could be coming to Raleigh - WTVD-TV | Broadband | Scoop.it
To kick off summer, a gigantic slip-n-slide could be running down Glenwood Avenue in downtown Raleigh.
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Woo Hoo,

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KC exec Carnago will lead Google Fiber biz operations - Kansas City Business Journal

KC exec Carnago will lead Google Fiber biz operations - Kansas City Business Journal | Broadband | Scoop.it
Google Fiber is tapping local talent for its new head of Google Fiber business operations in Kansas City.
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Google Fiber to begin offering service to small businesses

Google Fiber to begin offering service to small businesses | Broadband | Scoop.it
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Google Fiber announced it will start offering its services to small businesses in select areas. Businesses can sign up now through an early access program. Brad Slaughter, with ...
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AT&T halts fiber investment for Internet, including GigaPower in Nashville - The Tennessean

AT&T halts fiber investment for Internet, including GigaPower in Nashville - The Tennessean | Broadband | Scoop.it
AT&T's CEO points to uncertain FCC regulations.
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Again  a good article on the issues . . .

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Colorado communities override state law limiting public broadband

Colorado communities override state law limiting public broadband | Broadband | Scoop.it
Seven towns and counties voted to give themselves broadband authority.

Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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This is great that they have the opportunity to develop networks if the citizens believe that it is the right thing. 

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FCC Gives AT&T A Week To Prove Its Fiber Investments Would Be Unprofitable Under Net Neutrality

FCC Gives AT&T A Week To Prove Its Fiber Investments Would Be Unprofitable Under Net Neutrality | Broadband | Scoop.it
Or was AT&T all talk?
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Anxious to see how AT&T will respond.  It would be enlightening to understand the financial impact and their logic.

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Municipal governments asked to chip in $16M - Sarnia Observer

Municipal governments asked to chip in $16M - Sarnia Observer | Broadband | Scoop.it
A multimillion-dollar plan to roll out broadband Internet service to rural southwestern Ontario communities will help job growth in the region, says a municipal director of information technology.
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Debunking 5 Common Objections to Municipal Broadband

Debunking 5 Common Objections to Municipal Broadband | Broadband | Scoop.it
There are a handful of objections to municipal broadband that incumbent ISP's bring up again and again, but do they stand up to scrutiny?
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Republicans and Democrats Alike Restore Local Authority in Colorado | community broadband networks

Republicans and Democrats Alike Restore Local Authority in Colorado | community broadband networks | Broadband | Scoop.it
Election shows bipartisan support for municipal broadband in Colorado. http://t.co/32tpk392Gk
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WORLD WIDE WEB Google Fiber Gets Portland's OK, But Remains Noncommittal - CIO Today

WORLD WIDE WEB Google Fiber Gets Portland's OK, But Remains Noncommittal
CIO Today
The city council of Portland, Oregon has agreed to let Google enter the city with Fiber.
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Portland moves forward on Google effort.

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Want Google Fiber? Raleigh does too, says this documentary - Triangle Business Journal

Want Google Fiber? Raleigh does too, says this documentary - Triangle Business Journal | Broadband | Scoop.it
Armed with an iPhone camera attachment, Arik Abel sits across from me at the Triangle Business Journal. These days, Abel, founder of fledgling startup Everest Live has one thing on his mind: Google Fiber.
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