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12-14-12, 05:10 AM
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One day after Google's executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, proclaimed Google Fiber was "not an experiment (http://venturebeat.com/2012/12/12/google-fiber-eric-schmidt/)," the Emerald City decided that it too wants in on some of that sweet gigabit speed (http://arstechnica.com/business/2012/11/google-fiber-is-live-in-kansas-city-real-world-speeds-at-700-mbps/).

On Thursday, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn announced (http://seattle.gov/mayor/SeaFi/gigabit.htm)¬*the city reached an agreement with Gigabit Squared and the University of Washington to bring 1 Gbps connections, taking advantage of the city‚??s own underused fiber. Seattle abandoned (http://seattletimes.com/html/technologybrierdudleysblog/2018755601_seattle_parting_out_network_en.html?syn dication=rss) its plan for a municipal network last summer. A connected city wireless network, which would obviously be slower, is also in the works.

‚??The plan will begin with a demonstration fiber project in twelve Seattle neighborhoods and includes wireless methods to deploy services more quickly to other areas,‚?? the city wrote in an online statement (http://seattle.gov/mayor/SeaFi/gigabit.htm).


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