Chairman's Statement on Google Fiber Kansas City Announcement
Federal Communications Commission
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:July 26, 2012
Neil Grace, 202-418-0506
STATEMENT FROM FCC CHAIRMAN JULIUS GENACHOWSKI ON
GOOGLE FIBER KANSAS CITY ANNOUNCEMENT“For the United States to remain globally competitive, we need to keep pushing the boundaries of
broadband capabilities and foster testbeds of broadband innovation. Abundance in broadband speeds and
capacity – moving from megabits to gigabits – will unleash breakthrough innovations in healthcare,
education, business services, and more.
“Today’s announcement by Google, the Gig.U projects across the country, and similar continued
advances by providers and municipalities are important and welcome developments that are pushing
frontiers in speed and bandwidth, while also enhancing consumer choice. As outlined in the National
Broadband Plan, it’s vital both that we connect every corner in America to broadband and that we spur
next-generation innovation through next-generation broadband networks.”
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