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FCC Chairman Wants Gigabit Internet in all 50 States by 2015

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski must be paying attention to efforts like Google’s and the City of Seattle’s Gigabit Internet projects, as he’s now pushing for at least one community in all 50 states to establish Gigabit Internet service by 2015.

Dubbed the “Gigabit City Challenge,” Genachowski sees higher Internet speeds as a way to grow the economy through new business ventures. “American economic history teaches a clear lesson about infrastructure. If we build it, innovation will come,” Genachowski said, adding that such high-speed connections are important so that “innovators can develop next-generation applications and services that will drive economic growth and global competitiveness.”

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