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City of Seattle, UW, Gig.U, and Gigabit Squared announce gigabit broadband initiative


Blair Levin, Ed Lazowska, Mike McGinn, and Mark Ansboury announce Gigabit Seattle

UW CSE was the site of a press conference this morning at which Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn was joined by Gig.U Executive Director (and former author of the National Broadband Plan) Blair Levin, Gigabit Squared President and co-founder Mark Ansboury, and UW CSE professor Ed Lazowska, to announce a collaborative initiative – Gigabit Seattle – to develop and operate an ultra-high-speed fiber and wifi broadband network in Seattle.

Press release here.  GeekWire article hereXconomy post here.  CivSource here. hereSeattle Times article here.  Gigabit Seattle website here.