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Broadband in Seattle

seattlefiber2-1024x682GeekWire reports on the apparent collapse of Gigabit Squared’s efforts to provide high-bandwidth Internet at a reasonable price to Seattle neighborhoods.

“Whether or not Gigabit Squared can pull off the project, the fundamental concept of leveraging the city’s existing fiber network is a good one, Lazowska said. He said ‘the idea of the city making its fiber available to others as an alternative to Comcast and CenturyLink is excellent. There shouldn’t be any debate about that. We have terrible Internet service in Seattle — high price, low bandwidth, limited choices.”

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December 12, 2013