Technology companies join group eying speedier broadband to college towns:

09/27/2011 | Bloomberg Businessweek

A handful of telecom carriers were part of a consortium of more than 50 companies, including Google and Intel, that was presented a plan Monday to deliver high-speed broadband service to more than 1 million people living near 37 college campuses. Not-for-profit computing firm Gig.U wants the group to fund the project in hopes of spurring innovation. "This is about providing abundant bandwidth that drives innovation that filters out to the broader community," said Blair Levin, Gig.U's executive director.

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