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Why Gigabit Matters: Guest Post in the Free Press Blog

I’ve written a guest post in the Free Press blog on Why Gigabit Matters. From the post: Gigabit is almost 150 times as fast as the average national broadband speed, giving communities an opportunity to develop a thriving culture of innovation. But simply noting it’s 150 times as fast fails to capture its true import. [...]

Why Gigabit Matters

A handful of communities across the United States currently have access to gigabit-per-second (1 Gbps) Internet speeds. This super-fast connectivity is only possible with a fiber-optic infrastructure and a fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) deployment. Existing coaxial cables and telephone lines can’t even come close to providing gigabit-per-second bandwidth. But why does gigabit-per-second Internet speeds (and fiber-to-the-home) matter? [...]