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Going to Gig.U, Demystifying USF Reform

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National Broadband Plan Chief architect Blair Levin has another tiger by the tail as he hopes to accelerate gigabit broadened via a consortium of 29 universities dubbed Gig.U. Is your community in the loop?


Gig.U will create gigabit hubs at member colleges that then build coverage out to surrounding communities. Blair gives listeners an overview of Gig.U and sets the stage for a full briefing tomorrow on the program by Lev Gonick, Case Western Reserve University CIO and Gig.U member.

We then shift gears to give listeners an in-depth look at proposed Universal Service Fund (USF) reform, but without the wonky-techie talk. Billions of dollars, as well as the quality of broadband that may or may not come to your community, are at stake. This is an great opportunity for communities to call in and engage in this critical discussion.