Blair Levin

What have we learned from Google Fiber?

In February, 2010, Google announced its Fiber project, designed to offer a gigabit service with broadband speeds 100 times faster than what most Americans were receiving at that time. For several years, incumbent providers did not react with improved services, saying instead that such services were too expensive and consumers didn’t care about getting a …

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Leading to the gigabit promised land?

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Blair Levin, whose bio is below. CNET invited him to write about the debate behind broadband infrastructure in the United States. Last summer, Israel announced a plan to deploy a world-leading, gigabit broadband network nationwide. Cisco CEO John Chambers, in announcing his company’s investment in the project, predicted Israel will lead the …

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