News tagged with Pat Quinn

Gov. Quinn Awards $1.5 Million to Carbondale Area as Part of Gigabit Communities Challenge
Gov. Pat Quinn announced on Friday that the Carbondale area will receive a $1.5 million boost to build an ultra high-speed broadband infrastructure.
AT&T Invests Nearly $625 Million in Illinois Wireless and Wireline Networks
In the first half of 2013, AT&T invested nearly $625 million in its wireless and wired networks in Illinois.  The investments included deployment of new macro cell sites, small cells and Distributed Antenna Systems across the state as a part of AT&T’s Project Velocity IP, a three-year investment plan announced last fall to expand and enhance its IP broadband networks.  The company also expanded and enhanced its 4G LTE** network, which provides ultra-fast mobile Internet speeds, and deployed new Wi-Fi hot spots. 
UC2B breaks ground in big broadband project
The Urbana-Champaign Big Broadband project, a collaborative effort to bring high-speed broadband to the community in the next year and a half, held a ground-breaking ceremony last week marking the beginning of the $29.4 million project.
Measuring Broadband Use and Adoption is the Next Frontier in Internet Data Collection

By Drew Clark

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, August 9, 2011 - It's very easy to take broadband for granted. People want to go online to look up answers on Wikipedia, to watch movies on Netflix, to hang out on Facebook, or to Skype cousins across the globe -- or across town.

None of this can be done without broadband. Higher and higher speeds of internet connectivity are necessary to satisfy everyone's demand to do all of these things at once.

That's where the Partnership for a Connected Illinois comes into play.