The media was a buzz over the weekend after Google Fiber launched in Kansas City. Initial reports of Google TV plans and pricing were followed up by pros and cons of the services, progress of Kansas City neighborhoods in rallying commitment to Google Fiber and what this means for evolving broadband in the U.S. The following is another roundup of the Google buzz floating around in the World Wide Web.
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Google’s most recent post, “The State of Broadband Internet Access in Kansas City”, on the Google Fiber blog sparked a discussion over the weekend as to who truly owns or should own the business of broadband in Kansas City.
On June 24, broadband strategist Craig Settles posted an article on GigaOM entitled “Does Kansas City own the business of broadband?”, providing a list of seven things that gauges whether a city is properly developing the broadband infrastructure, a process, he said, “by which communities use the technology as a tool to improve economic development, transform education and expedite healthcare delivery. ... continue reading »