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  • NZ Plan For Fiber To the Home
    By on June 7, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments


    Ars has a note about New Zealand’s plans for nationwide broadband access, which will induce envy in many North American readers. “New Zealand has decided not to sit around while incumbent DSL operators milk the withered dugs of their cash cow until it keels over from old age. Instead, the Kiwis have established a government-owned corporation to invest NZ$1.5 billion for open-access fiber to the home. By 2020, 75 percent of residents should have, at (more…)



  • Databases In Caves? A Unique Google Fiber Bid
    By on April 17, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “Plenty of cities have submitted bids for the Google Fiber project, with most of their bids being centered around the attributes that could describe many communities. Yet one small midwestern town, with much less fanfare than the metropolitan bids, provided an unusual proposition for Google in their likely quixotic nomination. Quincy, IL, has an extensive series of underground caverns that could provide year-round temperature (more…)