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Tennessee a national leader for residential gigabit broadband

By Jennifer Cobb

Last week, Tennessee released its updated broadband availability figures in conjunction with the Southland Conference on technology, entrepreneurship and southern culture. These new figures are highlighted by the nearly 1 in 10 Tennesseans who now have broadband speeds of 1 Gbps (“gigabit”) or greater available to their home or residence. Gigabit broadband is around 100 times faster than today's average residential broadband Internet download speed.  There are five cities in Tennessee alone that offer gigabit Internet connection for both residents and businesses, as part of economic development initiatives and as way to attract the tech...

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‘Gig City Gaming’ with CDE Lightband

By Jennifer Cobb

CDE Lightband launched its gig services in 2013 and has since received great feedback from its residential customers and the commercial industry has proven to be engaged customers as well.  The city of Clarksville has also reportedly seen an influx of individuals and families relocating to the area due to CDE Lightband’s services. This April, Clarksville will be hosting its annual “Rivers & Spires” community festival and one of the highlights of the event is sure to be CDE Lightband’s “Gig City Gaming.” Named for the city’s location at the confluence of the Cumberland and Red Rivers, as well as downtown’s many churches with huge...

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Nashville selected as one of nine finalists for Google’s new fiber gigabit service

By Jennifer Cobb

Last fall, Nashville was named by Google as one of seven inaugural cities to participate in its Google for Entrepreneurs Tech Hub Network, a new venture the tech giant launched to better connect emerging local tech scenes across the country with each other and with resources at Google. Wednesday’s announcement that Nashville is one of nine finalists for Google's new fiber gigabit service is an affirmation of Nashville's rise as an "IT" city. Google expects to announce which cities move forward with fiber plans later this year. As the state broadband initiative, Connected Tennessee applauds all efforts to expand and improve high-speed...

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