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This post is a call to action to the SFIP community, in support of essential infrastructure for Santa Fe’s “innovation ecosystem.”
As many will have already read or heard, Google has announced a program under which it will install (at no charge) gigabit capacity fiber-optic telecommunications infrastructure in a few select communities, nationwide. This will be an open-architecture system, allowing any and all ISPs to utilize the bandwidth, encouraging experimentation and competition, and reducing costs, to the benefit of the consumer.
This level of telecom capacity will be essential to SFIP’s operations, to the ability of all of Santa Fe’s outstanding innovation centers to collaborate, and to connect with the fuller outside community of resources and participants.
It will also serve as essential infrastructure for economic development and equity for the entire Santa Fe community; quality of life enhancements in education, medical care, emergency services, and information and entertainment; and the City’s ability to attract and retain young, smart, and talented people along with leading institutions.
City staff will be leading the charge in preparing the formal application, and they deserve our appreciation and support. Here’s how to show it, easy as 1, 2, 3: Read the rest of this entry »