How Connecticut set itself up to be the first gigabit state

Connecticut needed this. Lately, the only noteworthy contribution my home state has made to the national news is Aaron Hernandez, an apparent psychopath who earned millions of dollars playing football while (allegedly) murdering anyone who looked at him the wrong way.

But it looks like the third smallest state in the country is on its way to becoming the first to offer ubiquitous 1-Gigabit internet to its residents. The website has a pretty comprehensive breakdown on the project: 46 municipalities that make up about half of the state’s population have agreed to endorse a plan for public/private partnerships to expand 1-Gig broadband internet access.

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Network World Colin Neagle