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How Three Local Startups Made It

The Eagle By: Kelly Brown The popularity of ABC’s Shark Tank has made it hip for many to identify themselves as entrepreneurs, even though it’s more likely most haven’t made it out of the what-if stage. “There are tons of people who think they have this great concept to make a lot of money, but […]

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JBKnowledge, Inc. Recognized by the Aggie 100 Award for Seventh Time

The Eagle – Bryan/College Station “The owners of the fastest-growing businesses in Aggieland were recognized for their financial accomplishments Friday afternoon at the 10th annual Aggie 100 event hosted by Texas A&M’s Mays Business School for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship. The Aggie 100 has recognized 1,000 business leaders who are Aggies across the United States […]

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High-Speed Internet? For Cities, It’s About Dollars and Sense

An NPR report highlights the broadband beating that College Station, Texas faces. Councilman James Benham says high-tech companies – and the jobs that go with them – are fleeing his city because it can’t offer the faster, cheaper broadband that other communities can. “We have lost countless companies to other towns because we cannot provide the level and […]

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Frustrated Cities Take High-Speed Internet Into Their Own Hands

I was recently interviewed by National Public Radio (NPR) for a piece on high-speed internet and our efforts to bring it to the College Station area. James Benham, a city councilman in College Station, is worried that high-tech jobs are fleeing to Austin and other cities with faster and cheaper broadband. “We have lost countless […]

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Technology council exploring faster Internet speeds for Brazos Valley

By Beth Brown beth.brown@theeagle.com For Brazos Valley residents, ultra high-speed Internet may be a few clicks closer.   Members of the Research Valley Technology Council, under the Research Valley Partnership, put out a request for interest in mid-October from potential telecommunication providers for a next-generation, ultra-high-speed fiber-optic broadband communication network in the area.   With […]

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Bryan, Brazos Valley Council of Governments back efforts to boost Web speed

The city of Bryan and the Brazos Valley Council of Governments have joined a push to bring ultra high-speed Internet to the area.   The public entities each matched $25,000 pledges put forth by Texas A&M University, the city of College Station and Brazos County.   The $125,000 effort seeks to change local ordinances and […]

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