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Gigabit Networks and the Future of the Internet

The Washington DC Chapter of the Internet Society

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM (EDT)

Washington, DC

Gigabit Networks and the Future of the Internet

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Gigabit Networks and the Future of the Internet

Tuesday July 16
9:00-11:00 AM

Hosted by Google DC
1101 New York Ave NW, 2nd Floor

When many of us first logged onto the Internet, having a megabit connection seemed impossible. Today, network speeds a thousand times faster are both possible and affordable and broadband networks drive productivity and economic growth.

In January, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced the Gigabit City Challenge to have at least one gigabit network in all 50 states by 2015. Currently, there are 13 gigabit city networks in various phases of operation, allowing innovators to develop next-generation applications. 

How are they using these networks? How will businesses, governments, and schools leverage them to increase job growth, innovation and productivity? What will it take for these local projects to grow and meet the challenge?

Blair Levin will describe the work of the Gig.U Project, its efforts to change the economics of broadband deployment, and how more bandwidth can enable more jobs and economic growth. Craig Settles, author of Building the Gigabit City and the host of the popular radio program Gigabit Nation will talk about business strategies for putting Gigabit networks into place, as well as policy issues that affect community broadband.

Organizer: Judith Hellerstein, Council Member ISOC DC
Panelists: Blair Levin, GIG.U Executive Director

Craig Settles, Host of Gigabit Nation (via Google Hangout)

Milo Medin, VP of Access Services, Google Inc (via Google Hangout)

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Google DC
1101 New York Ave NW
Washington, DC 20005

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM (EDT)


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The Washington DC Chapter of the Internet Society

The Internet Society is a global organization that seeks to maintain a free and open internet - www.isoc.org. The DC chapter is actively engaged with issues important to the DC internet community.

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