The real Gigabit Challenge is getting ISPs to think like tech firms (Gigaom) – Feb. 3, 2013

Article in Gigaom about NCNGN RFP release and discussing the need for ISP to compete for creating faster broadband.  “On Friday six cities in North Carolina issued a request for proposal for gigabit connections at a reasonable costs for businesses and residents. The cities have been talking up their efforts which would include new investment from a company, as well as the opportunity to lease the cities’ dark fiber. Just like SeattleChicago, Chattanooga and Bristol Tenn., and Kansas City, these North Carolina municipalities are taking their broadband future into their own hands.”