Items tagged with Gigabit-Squared

As recently as mid-December, it looked as though Seattle was going to be the next city to land gigabit Internet service; Seattle, Gigabit Squared, and the University of Washington even announced the 12 areas that were slated to first get service. According to a report from the Puget Sound Business Journal, though, the deal has fallen through. Worse, it’s possible that politics helped kill it. Gigabit Squared and now former Seattle mayor Mike McGinn were together on the effort, but now that a new head honcho is in the big seat, things have changed. New mayor Ed Murray said, though, that Gigabit... Read more...
Whether or not Google launched its Google Fiber Internet service as a legitimate business venture or as a massive trolling measure to shake up the broadband market (as some believe), its effect has been evident in how ISPs are competing. Leveraging a partnership with the city of Seattle and its fiber optic network, Gigabit Squared (or “GB2”, for short) is rolling out “ultra high speed fiber” gigabit Internet service to several Seattle neighborhoods in 2014. The cost will be $80 per month, and with that subscription GB2 will waive the $350 construction fee. That’s $10... Read more...