Statement of Commissioner Copps on GIG-U
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July 27, 2011
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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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