Carnegie Mellon University

High-Speed City

02-12-2010

Mayor Ravenstahl, Carnegie Mellon Announce Plans To Seek Google's Ultra-fast Broadband Network

Mayor Luke Ravenstahl announced today that the City of Pittsburgh will seek designation by Google Inc. as a target community for the company's plan to construct an ultra-high speed broadband network in one or more locations across the country. The City will be assisted in this effort by Carnegie Mellon University, a recognized leader in networking and computer science as well as engineering research and education.

Google announced an initiative to deploy and test fiber optic networks to at least 50,000, and potentially up to 500,000, people in the United States. The networks will deliver Internet services at a speed of 1 gigabit per second, which is more than 100 times faster than the speeds available to most Americans today.

Read more about this project at http://news.cs.cmu.edu/article.php?a=1293.

Byron Spice