Ethernet Inventor Bob Metcalfe Discusses Gigabit Future (Government Technology) – August 7, 2013

“Gigabit communities are sprouting up across the nation, but what’s the big picture for their future? Ethernet inventor Bob Metcalfe has a few ideas.

Speaking in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Tuesday, Aug. 6, Metcalfe said it will be critical for gigabit networks to reach critical mass so people can be properly networked. This means gig cities like Chattanooga; Kansas City, Kan. and Mo.; and Austin, Texas; need to connect with one another so that they don’t function as “islands” – only innovating within their own communities.”