Monthly Archives: February 2013

Correction: City will charge Gig Squared a fair price for use of its dark fiber

I mis-heard Mayor McGinn’s remarks in his KUOW interview. The city does intend to charge a “fair price” for use of its dark fiber and “is hopeful” that Gig Squared will charge a “reasonable rate” to its business and residential … Continue reading

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Ask Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn about Gigabit Squared broadband

Ask Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn | KUOW News and Information. Starting at about the minute 21.22 mark through minute 25, the mayor discusses the city’s much reported plans to work with Gigabit Squared in several pilots projects to bring fiber … Continue reading

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Don’t miss getting the “whole picture” of where America’s broadband networks really stand

Recently published by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, The Whole Picture: Where America’s Broadband Networks Really Stand, researchers Richard Bennet, Luke A. Stewart, and Robert D. Atkinson find that: Despite the frequent claims that the United States lags in international … Continue reading

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10 reasons why US broadband isn’t as bad you think | AEIdeas

Here are the broadband facts we’ve been waiting for and with the credibility of the American Enterprise Institute.: 10 reasons why US broadband isn’t as bad you think. Read, savor the moment, then share widely.    

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Millions Said to Be Wasted on U.S. Broadband Expansion – Bloomberg

Millions Said to Be Wasted on U.S. Broadband Expansion  according to Bloomberg on news of hearings in the U.S. House Energy and Commerce committee’s subcommittee on communications. “The government has spent millions on equipment it did not need and on stringing … Continue reading

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Kitsap PUD uses property taxing authority to fund broadband

According to Jim Boldt at Kitsap Connection  Q:  How are the KPUD wireless broadband technology pilot programs funded? A:  No Kitsap Public Utility District water utility funds are used in the PUD’s telecommunications operations.  Since 2000, KPUD has used a small property … Continue reading

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House Republicans Take New Aim at Broadband Subsidies – 2013-02-25 20:28:25 | Broadcasting & Cable

Don’t miss House Republicans Take New Aim at Broadband Subsidies – 2013-02-25 20:28:25 | Broadcasting & Cable. The whole thing’s worth the read, but here’s a sample: Of course, Republicans were critical in general of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act … Continue reading

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