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Statement of Commissioner Copps on GIG-U

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Released: July 27, 2011

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This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order
constitutes official action. See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:

July 27, 2011

Joshua Cinelli at (202) 418-2000

STATEMENT OF COMMISSIONER MICHAEL J. COPPS

ON GIG-U: THE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY

NEXT GENERATION INNOVATION PROJECT

"I applaud today's announcement of GIG-U: The University Community Next Generation
Innovation Project. This concept demonstrates the power of creative thinking and the potential
for meaningful public-private partnerships to address the key infrastructure challenge of our
time. Broadband holds enormous potential to expand educational and research opportunities
both on and off the campus. I look forward to watching the seeds of this endeavor take root."
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