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Broadband Breakfast Club Webinar on Fiber-Optic Networks in Seattle and in Chicago: What’s the Future for Gigabit Networks?

Drew Clark

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SEATTLE and CHICAGO, January 9, 2014 – The City of Seattle has parted ways with Gigabit Squared, the private company tasked by the city with building a fiber-optic infrastructure in the city.

In Wednesday statement of the web site of City Mayor Ed Murray, the city declared:

The City is now at a crossroads and a new fiber strategy needs to be, and will be, explored…. While this initiative has encountered a speed bump along the way, please be assured that access to a fiber-to-the-home network in Seattle is not “dead” as has been reported over the last few days. The Mayor is committed to improving the infrastructure of this city and that includes improving the connectivity of its residents.

GeekWire, GigaOm and ChicagoGrid are among the news organizations that have followed the latest news in this development.

However, Seattle isn’t the only city affected by the fallout from the challenges associated with Gigabit Squared. In a project supported by the State of Illinois and the University of Chicago, Gigabit Squared had pledged to build similar fiber-optic infrastructure on Chicago’s South Side.

In an attempt to explore the issues associated with building fiber-optic networks in Seattle and in Chicago, the Broadband Breakfast Club will host a FREE webinar on Tuesday, January 14, at 11 a.m. ET/10 a.m. CT.

We’ve reached out to leading government and private sector individuals in both Seattle and Chicago, and will be announcing webinar participants in coming days. Register now for this important event at http://gowoa.me/i/WLg.

Drew Clark is the Editor and Publisher of BroadbandBreakfast.com and a nationally-respected telecommunications attorney at The CommLaw Group. He has closely tracked the trends in and mechanics of digital infrastructure for 20 years, and has helped fiber-based and fixed wireless providers navigate coverage, identify markets, broker infrastructure, and operate in the public right of way. The articles and posts on Broadband Breakfast 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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Partnerships And Trust Go Long Way To Securing Financing For Broadband Projects, Panelists Say

Broadband Breakfast panelists wrestle with the challenge of financing broadband infrastructure projects.

Tim White

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Screenshot taken from Broadband Live Online event

SEATTLE and CHICAGO, January 9, 2014 – The City of Seattle has parted ways with Gigabit Squared, the private company tasked by the city with building a fiber-optic infrastructure in the city.

In Wednesday statement of the web site of City Mayor Ed Murray, the city declared:

The City is now at a crossroads and a new fiber strategy needs to be, and will be, explored…. While this initiative has encountered a speed bump along the way, please be assured that access to a fiber-to-the-home network in Seattle is not “dead” as has been reported over the last few days. The Mayor is committed to improving the infrastructure of this city and that includes improving the connectivity of its residents.

GeekWire, GigaOm and ChicagoGrid are among the news organizations that have followed the latest news in this development.

However, Seattle isn’t the only city affected by the fallout from the challenges associated with Gigabit Squared. In a project supported by the State of Illinois and the University of Chicago, Gigabit Squared had pledged to build similar fiber-optic infrastructure on Chicago’s South Side.

In an attempt to explore the issues associated with building fiber-optic networks in Seattle and in Chicago, the Broadband Breakfast Club will host a FREE webinar on Tuesday, January 14, at 11 a.m. ET/10 a.m. CT.

We’ve reached out to leading government and private sector individuals in both Seattle and Chicago, and will be announcing webinar participants in coming days. Register now for this important event at http://gowoa.me/i/WLg.

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Openreach Partners With STL For Fiber Build

Openreach aims to get 20 million fiber-to-the-premise connections by later this decade.

Tim White

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Screenshot of STL's Ankit Agarwal via YouTube

SEATTLE and CHICAGO, January 9, 2014 – The City of Seattle has parted ways with Gigabit Squared, the private company tasked by the city with building a fiber-optic infrastructure in the city.

In Wednesday statement of the web site of City Mayor Ed Murray, the city declared:

The City is now at a crossroads and a new fiber strategy needs to be, and will be, explored…. While this initiative has encountered a speed bump along the way, please be assured that access to a fiber-to-the-home network in Seattle is not “dead” as has been reported over the last few days. The Mayor is committed to improving the infrastructure of this city and that includes improving the connectivity of its residents.

GeekWire, GigaOm and ChicagoGrid are among the news organizations that have followed the latest news in this development.

However, Seattle isn’t the only city affected by the fallout from the challenges associated with Gigabit Squared. In a project supported by the State of Illinois and the University of Chicago, Gigabit Squared had pledged to build similar fiber-optic infrastructure on Chicago’s South Side.

In an attempt to explore the issues associated with building fiber-optic networks in Seattle and in Chicago, the Broadband Breakfast Club will host a FREE webinar on Tuesday, January 14, at 11 a.m. ET/10 a.m. CT.

We’ve reached out to leading government and private sector individuals in both Seattle and Chicago, and will be announcing webinar participants in coming days. Register now for this important event at http://gowoa.me/i/WLg.

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John Curtis, R-Utah, Opens Up About Future of Fiber and Broadband Challenges

Utah Republican Rep. John Curtis speaks about broadband rollout, education and bills more than a year into the pandemic.

Derek Shumway

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Photo of John Curtis from his website

SEATTLE and CHICAGO, January 9, 2014 – The City of Seattle has parted ways with Gigabit Squared, the private company tasked by the city with building a fiber-optic infrastructure in the city.

In Wednesday statement of the web site of City Mayor Ed Murray, the city declared:

The City is now at a crossroads and a new fiber strategy needs to be, and will be, explored…. While this initiative has encountered a speed bump along the way, please be assured that access to a fiber-to-the-home network in Seattle is not “dead” as has been reported over the last few days. The Mayor is committed to improving the infrastructure of this city and that includes improving the connectivity of its residents.

GeekWire, GigaOm and ChicagoGrid are among the news organizations that have followed the latest news in this development.

However, Seattle isn’t the only city affected by the fallout from the challenges associated with Gigabit Squared. In a project supported by the State of Illinois and the University of Chicago, Gigabit Squared had pledged to build similar fiber-optic infrastructure on Chicago’s South Side.

In an attempt to explore the issues associated with building fiber-optic networks in Seattle and in Chicago, the Broadband Breakfast Club will host a FREE webinar on Tuesday, January 14, at 11 a.m. ET/10 a.m. CT.

We’ve reached out to leading government and private sector individuals in both Seattle and Chicago, and will be announcing webinar participants in coming days. Register now for this important event at http://gowoa.me/i/WLg.

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