'Fiber Cities' And Broadband Communities

'Fiber Cities' And Broadband Communities

Kojo looks at the landscape of community broadband and the implications of high-profile projects like Google Fiber.

Google's ultra high-speed Internet network in Kansas City known as Google Fiber, is introducing Americans to a new level of web surfing and shaking up the telecommunications industry. But, as Google Fiber expands to Austin, Texas, some are raising concerns over access and questioning whether the private or public sector should be leading the way in broadband expansion. Kojo looks at the landscape of community broadband and the implications of high-profile projects like Google Fiber.

Guests

Joanne Hovis

president, Columbia Telecommunication Corporation; president, National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors

Thomas W. Hazlett

Professor, George Mason University

Cindy Circo

Councilwoman, Kansas City, Missouri

Whitney Terrell

journalist; professor, University of Missouri, Kansas City

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