Archive for July, 2010

Philly Is “Gigabit City” (with or without Google)

The Philly Post
written by: Technically Philly

Last week, Google thanked the 1,100 applicants who entered its Google Fiber for Communities contest, an initiative to test high-speed, next generation broadband — known as ‘gigabit’ fiber — that is up to 100 times faster than current average household Internet connections. READ MORE

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Broadband stimulus grant to provide $6.4 million for public computer centers

Technically Philly
written by: Brian James Kirk

Federal broadband stimulus dollars will bring 800 new public computers to Philadelphia, the same number currently available throughout the Free Library‘s 54 regional branches. READ MORE

Opportunities summit at Enterprise Center for minority businesses

PHILADELPHIA BUSINESS JOURNAL
BY Athena D. Merritt

A free summit at the Enterprise Center in West Philadelphia this Wednesday will connect minority business enterprises to technology procurement opportunities. READ MORE

Computer grant to bring internet to many

Story featured on Action News
Reported by: Lisa Thomas-Laury

A federal stimulus grant will create a project that will pay for hundreds of new computers in low-income neighborhoods across Philadelphia. MORE