News tagged with Gigabit challenge

Frontier Communications Helps Propel Carbondale into Gigabit City Status
Frontier announces Carbondale as a Gigabit City, High speed internet over 50 times faster
Summit to Demonstrate Next-Gen, Gigabit Applications
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, JUNE 13, 2013 – You’ve heard all the talk about gigabit networks, but what can we actually do with all that speed? Find out at the US Ignite Application Summit.
MTC Communications Expands Ultra High-Speed Infrastructure in Western Illinois

Bill Buchanan leads the Colchester-based MTC Communications team. In addition to providing high-speed internet and other services throughout Western Illinois, MTC is also a Broadband Innovation Fund awardee and Illinois Gigabit Communities Challenge applicant. 

Governor Quinn Announces Second Illinois Gigabit Communities Challenge Winner
AURORA – October 16, 2012. Governor Pat Quinn today announced that OnLight Aurora is a recipient of an Illinois Gigabit Communities Challenge award, a statewide competition to establish ultra-high speed broadband networks across Illinois. The state is awarding $1 million in Illinois Jobs Now! capital funding to OnLight Aurora to help connect the city of Aurora’s fiber optic network to its education, business, and healthcare communities and accelerate economic growth and job creation.
South Side Gigabit Challenge and Chicago's Broadband Future

CHICAGO- October 16, 2012 -- Governor Pat Quinn today announced the first winner of the Illinois Gigabit Communities Challenge, Gigabit Squared. The company, the City of Chicago, the University of Chicago, and Cook County, will receive $2 million in seed funding to jumpstart a fiber optic and wireless network in nine South Side Chicago neighborhoods. 

Making the Most of our Broadband Moment

Illinois, and Chicago along with it, has hit its moment for broadband. A series of initiatives have laid the foundation for private and public organizations to focus on high-speed infrastructure and broadband usage. We at Broadband Illinois recently announced 14 awardees for the Broadband Innovation Fund. And we look forward to the Illinois Gigabit Challenge rolling out. 

Spurring Innovation Through Broadband Usage and Adoption
Our organization aims to ensure Better Broadband and Better Lives for all Illinoisans. As part of our three-fold mission, we’ve submitted five rounds of broadband data and maps to the U.S. Department of Commerce, and our 10 regional eTeams have worked to address broadband access issues while promoting high-speed internet builds. Last week, we reached a new milestone with the launch of the Illinois Broadband Innovation Fund, a program seeking to enhance the internet’s usage and maximize its impact.
List of Illinois Gigabit Challenge Applicants Published

SPRINGFIELD – August 8, 2012. More than 40 communities are in the running for seed funding to build ultra high-speed broadband networks, according to a list of applicants published by the Illinois Gigabit Challenge Team. 

News from Broadband Illinois, June 28th, 2012
Read about Gov. Quinn's Gigabit Challenge, the Central eTeam's first meeting, and upcoming events with Broadband Illinois.
Spurring Innovation Through Illinois Gov. Quinn’s Gigabit Challenge
As the June 30, 2012, deadline for Governor Pat Quinn’s Illinois Gigabit Community Challenge approaches, contenders across the state are putting the finishing touches on plans to expand ultra high-speed internet throughout their communities.  This competition is the first of its kind for Illinois. The stakes are high: A total of $6 million in capital funding will be awarded to the most promising deployment projects.
Follow-up webinar to continue discussion on Illinois Gigabit Community Challenge
On March 14 at 2pm, the Partnership for a Connected Illinois will respond to questions regarding viable projects, application procedures, and other questions that were raised in the kick-off webinar on February 22.
Webinar to Provide Information on Gigabit Community Challenge Competition

Eager to learn more about Governor Quinn’s recently announced Gigabit Communities Challenge? An upcoming webinar will communicate guidelines, distribute information, and collect questions about the application process. 

Statewide Competition Brings High-Speed Internet to Communities

Governor Pat Quinn recently announced details of the Illinois Gigabit Communities Challenge, a competition that will award up to $6 million in capital funding to the most promising high-speed Internet deployment projects.