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George R [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, March 31, 2011
12 years ago5,670 views

Do you remember hearing about an information network being deployed in cities around the world? Andrew Carnegie helped make that happen. Libraries were not only information warehouses, but also community centers that provided a venues for a variety of social activities. Many of the libraries he funded were named in his honor. One community was named "Carnegie" partly in appreciation of his providing them with a library.,_Pennsylvania#history

Today the internet is both an information and social network, much like the libraries Carnegie built. Over a year ago Google announced a plan to deploy networks that provide 1 Gb/sec connections to individual homes in select cities. Nearly 1100 cities responded to Google's offer. Topeka Kansas temporarily renamed itself "Google". Almost a year ago Google renamed its search page "Topeka" for one day. They have finally announced their first selection is nearby Kansas City, Kansas. How many states will now have cities named "Google"?

Google blog March 30, 2011

"We’ll also be looking closely at ways to bring ultra high-speed Internet to other cities across the country."

Google blog February 10, 2010

"We're planning to build and test ultra high-speed broadband networks in a small number of trial locations across the United States. We'll deliver Internet speeds more than 100 times faster than what most Americans have access to today with 1 gigabit per second, fiber-to-the-home connections. We plan to offer service at a competitive price to at least 50,000 and potentially up to 500,000 people."

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

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