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Dark Fiber updater

Dark Fiber, the fiber optic cable present but not being used, is back in the news as demand for “real broadband” continues to increase. Download (PDF, 101KB) This process has been ongoing over the years, and it’s not news that it continues, but worth...

Seattle explores Municipal Broadband Network

Mitchell offered examples of other cities who have been successful with the idea of offering Internet as a public utility — namely Chattanooga, Tenn., Bristol, Virginia, and Lafayette, Louisiana. Should Seattle succeed in getting beyond the limitations of depending on...

Google Fiber adoption rates in Kansas City

The cheaper service isn’t attractive to many poorer Kansas City residents because they rent their homes and move regularly, according to Rick Chambers, head of an education foundation in the area. The service is attached to the property, so if residents move, they...

Google Fiber to Austin TX?

Rumors that Google Fiber will next “do” Austin. While if true, that’s great news for Austin… but perhaps also good news for the rest of us. Many of us, who hope for a future of affordable access and the end of the digital divide… look for...