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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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Fed up with slow and pricey Internet, cities start demanding gigabit fiber

By Jon Brodkin Published November 23, 2013   Slow Internet speeds and a lack of competitive pressure on Internet providers is a fact of life in communities throughout America. We’ve seen that competition can make a difference, notably with the entry of Google Fiber in certain markets, forcing incumbents to offer faster speeds and better deals. […]

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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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