Posts Tagged ‘San Francisco (CA) broadband’

FiberFete Celebrates City’s Efforts To Build Its Own Information-Age Utility

Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, National Broadband Plan April 20th, 2010

LAFAYETTE, La., April 20, 2010 – To the extent that the city of Lafayette is famous for anything, it’s probably for its cultural status as the throbbing heart of America’s Cajun country. This week, the burg of 120,000 hosts an annual music and performance arts festival that celebrates its Francophone heritage.

Thousands will fly in from all over the world to attend the event. But among them will also be those who are flying in to both celebrate and to share experiences about building ultra-high-speed internet networks. Those people include urban planners, network engineers and policymakers from around the world who are coming to toast Lafayette’s unlikely achievement of building a 100 Megabit per second (Mbps) peer-to-peer broadband network directly to every single business and residential premise within its city limits.

Definition of Broadband Could Pit Rural Versus Urban, Market Forces Against Public Interest

Broadband Stimulus, NTIA March 20th, 2009

WASHINGTON, March 20, 2009 – Experts and citizens split words at the NTIA/RUS Thursday morning public roundtable seeking to define broadband – an essential element to determine what projects receive federal funding under stimulus spending.

New York City and State Each Craft Broadband Policies; City Nixes Muni Wi-Fi

States August 7th, 2008

August 7 – New York City should not create a comprehensive municipal wireless network, but should instead take targeted actions to increase the public availability of high-speed internet service and encourage broadband adoption, city officials said last week.

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