Thursday, September 23, 2004

USATODAY.com - Small towns tired of slow rollout create own high-speed networks

My friend Skip Picou brought this USA Today story from yesterday's paper to my attention.

Danville, Virginia, is bringing gigabit Ethernet to every home and business in their community using the same technology as that being deployed in Provo, Utah.

It's a pretty comprehensive article, looking at the broader municipal fiber movement (including our friends in the Tri-Cities of Illinois) as well as the particulars of the Danville, VA, deal.

Viewed in this context, the still cooking LUS plan is part of a broad movement of municipalities to bring to their communities the 21st century infrastructure that private sector providers either can not or will not bring.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A new site pops up:
http://www.fibre911.com
fibre, french for fiber