symbolset writes: Enthusiasm about Google's Kansas City fiber project is overwhelming. But in the Emerald City, the government doesn't want to wait. They have been stringing fiber throughout the city for years, and today announced a deal with company Gigabit Squared and the University of Washington to serve fiber to 55,000 Seattle homes and businesses with speeds up to a gigabit. The city will lease out the unused fiber, but will not have ownership in the provider nor a relationship with the end customers. The service rollout is planned to complete in 2014. It is the first of 6 planned university area network projects currently planned by Gigabit Squared.
Is this the way for all of us to get our fiber faster? Have the city run the fiber and lease it out?
symbolset writes: Today Novell completed its sale to Attachmate. The company will be a wholly owned subsidiary and be delisted from the stock exchange. Novell was once a dominant player in network software, and its passing signals the end of an era.
symbolset writes: China regulators have endorsed HP's purchase of network gear maker 3COM. Since that's the last regulator approval required, HP is cleared to go ahead and may close the $2.7B deal next week.