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US Ignite Cultivates Gigabit Apps

US Ignite Cultivates Gigabit Apps Jason Meyers, LightReading …US Ignite is working with network operators and technology developers to foster the creation of applications that could best demonstrate the potentially transformative capabilities of those networks… “We tend to focus on applications with public benefit,” he says. “We think the real power of these networks is […]

Gigabit: What Is It Good For?

Gigabit: What Is It Good For? Jason Meyers, LightReading …the growing Gigabit Cities movement promises to enable much, much more than just faster streaming and downloading… Gigabit networks can also play a major role in economic development — and remember, it’s not just big cities that are going to reap the gigabit benefits. Countless communities of […]

Blazing-fast Internet coming to Bemidji

Blazing-fast Internet coming to Bemidji Jennifer Brooks, Star Tribune A rural cooperative, Paul Bunyan Communications, has spent the past decade quietly laying the foundation for a $150 million, 1-gigabit fiber optic network, dubbed the GigaZone, that will be one of the nation’s largest and fastest rural high-speed networks, starting early next year. READ THE FULL […]

The Second Machine Age

The Second Machine Age Doug Dawson, CCG Connsulting …this book is basically an affirmation of the idea that the exponential improvements in computer technology – chip speeds, memory, download speeds, size of components – is going to soon change the world in drastic ways. READ THE FULL STORY  

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Broadband and Mobile Devices in Minnesota Education

Broadband and Mobile Devices in Minnesota Education Connect Minnesota Broadband and mobile technologies open up a world of opportunities for students and educators. Teachers can take lessons beyond the classroom walls, and students can use laptop or tablet computers to learn from anywhere they can access the Internet. Because of the opportunities that broadband-connected devices […]