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Political lobbying is why many parts of the U.S. lack substantive broadband speeds

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Growadesign Recently, Motherboard wrote a fantastic piece on Internet Service Providers fighting back against cities who want to wire themselves due to a lack of satisfaction with current broadband speeds. Included in the piece are stories about Comcast agreeing to wire the Washington DC government in exchange for a monopoly on the DC area (including residential areas that Comcast wouldn’t wire) and San Francisco wiring the city schools, police and government buildings yet are not ranked in the top 100 for municipalities in the country due to other parts of the city lack substantive broadband speeds. Thankfully, Google Fiber has brought attention…

Google Fiber is not just another experiment, instead it’s “a great business to be in”

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You’re probably thinking that at $70 a month, and with an offer of Gigabit speeds, Google Fiber is another one of Google’s incredible experiments to see what would be possible if we were all connected to the internet at Gigabit speeds. However, Google, in typical Google fashion, has decide that Fiber isn’t just another science experiment, instead it’s actually “a great business to be in.”