Yeah, let’s try this again:
While there have long been rumors that Google (GOOG) wants to expand its Google Fiber Internet and television service to places beyond Kansas City, Capstone analyst Rory Maher on Tuesday said he’s heard from knowledgeable sources that Google is planning to accept new bids for Google Fiber in the near future.
Or perhaps, they could run the Google fiber throughout all of Dane County. It would really be a perfect opportunity to show that they could wire some of the smaller towns, while still getting the denser Madison neighborhoods.
Also, anyone who says that the US is leading the pack when it comes to the internet is either ignorant or a lying sack of s###. Look, I realize in politics that a lot of issues come down to different values, but it’s pretty easy to spot inferior technology. Check this: Ireland calls for minimum Internet speeds of 30Mbps
With the exception of Google Fiber, the United States isn’t exactly breaking records when it comes to high-speed Internet policy. The National Broadband Plan, which was released two years ago, says that there should be a minimum level of service of at least 4Mbps for all Americans. Since then, not much has happened.
But across the pond in Ireland, Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte, has recently decided that that’s not nearly enough.
On Thursday, he outlined a new broadband plan for Ireland that puts the United States to shame. He says that half the population, largely in the urban and suburban cores, should have speeds of 70Mbps to 100Mbps, with service of at least 40Mbps to the next 20 percent of the country. Finally, hewrites, there should be a “minimum of 30Mbps for every remaining home and business in the country—no matter how rural or remote.”
Broadband speeds matter. Here’s a little study: Faster UAE broadband will ‘boost growth’
DUBAI — A new research has identified that quadrupling the UAE’s broadband speed can boost the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) by more than $2 billion.
The study, the first of its kind, was conducted by Ericsson, Arthur D. Little and Chalmers University of Technology to evaluate the link between broadband speed and economic growth. The researchers said that when the speed of broadband in the UAE is increased by four times, the nation’s GDP could grow by 0.6 per cent.
The positive effect of broadband speed increase comes from automated and simplified processes that increase productivity in addition to offering better access to basic services such as education and healthcare.
So if Google decides to look for another location for Google Fiber, I hope that Madison, and Dane County work to bring Google fiber here.
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