Under the newly-formed Gig.U program, 29 American universities have joined forces to build a high-speed Internet network to serve the communities surrounding their campuses. The bandwidth the colleges are proposing to provide isn’t your average wi-fi – the one-gigabyte connections are fast enough to download high-definition movies in under a minute.
Gig.U hopes to lure high-tech startups in fields like health care, energy and telecommunications to the areas near the universities, many of which are located outside of major cities. Gig.U believes that by creating digital ecosystem new businesses, ideas and education models will thrive. Read More