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New Haven, West Hartford and Stamford to Announce Gigabit Network Initiative in Connecticut on Monday

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HARTFORD, Conn., September 12, 2014 – A major initiative to bring Gigabit Networks throughout Connecticut is scheduled to be announced here on Monday by mayors or deputy mayors of New Haven, West Hartford, Stamford, along with state legislative and executive branch leaders.

The broadband infrastructure initiative will be announced at 2 p.m. on Monday. Blair Levin, executive director of the non-profit broadband efforts Gig.U, is scheduled to speak at the event along with mayors.

The leaders “will announce a joint initiative seeking to increase access to ultra-high-speed Gigabit networks in their cities and throughout Connecticut, while reducing the cost of such networks for businesses, high-tech industry, universities, and homeowners,” according to a Friday press release.

The complete list of those scheduled to participate include:

  • Senator Beth Bye
  • Connecticut Consumer Counsel Elin Katz
  • New Haven Mayor Toni Harp
  • Naiara Azpiri, Vice President, Veoci, New Haven
  • West Hartford Deputy Mayor Shari Cantor
  • Charles Ward, CIO, private investment firm, West Hartford
  • Stamford Mayor David R. Martin
  • Ted Yang, MediaCrossing, Inc., Stamford
  • Dr. Yu-Hui Rogers, Site Director, The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, Farmington.
  • Comptroller Kevin Lembo
  • Blair Levin, Executive Director, Gig.U

Drew Clark is the Editor and Publisher of BroadbandBreakfast.com and President of the Rural Telecommunications Congress. His telecommunications-focused law firm, Drew Clark PLLC, works with cities, rural communities and state economic development entities to promote the benefits of internet connectivity. The articles and posts on BroadbandBreakfast.com and affiliated social media, including the BroadbandCensus Twitter feed are not legal advice or legal services, do not constitute the creation of an attorney-client privilege, and represent the views of their respective authors.

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