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Gigabit Community Fund Launched in Kansas City and Chattanooga

Last month Mozilla, in partnership with the National Science Foundation (NSF) and US Ignite, launched the Gigabit Community Fund in Chattanooga, Tennessee and Kansas City. The Fund will support a Hive community of teachers, nonprofit leaders, and technologists engaged in demonstrating how advanced networks can support teachers and improve student learning outcomes. Both launch events … Continue reading

2 Million Square Foot Playroom

By Glenn Ricart The Fiber to the Home group led by Heather Gold put on an engaging and provocative session at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week.  The topic was “The Future of Unlimited Bandwidth,” and anyone who knows me knows I am passionate about that, so I was pleased to … Continue reading

Hacking the Gigabit: Reflections on the US Ignite Gigabit Explorer Challenge

someone to write my essay Last month, US Ignite and Google Fiber co-hosted the Gigabit Explorer Challenge at the Google Fiber Space in Kansas City.  The event was a great success, with 14 teams and over 50 participants coding from the early morning well into the night over the weekend.  The event culminated with an exciting demonstration session, with all of … Continue reading

Supercomputing ’13 in Denver

              by Glenn Ricart US Ignite and Extreme Networks presented a standing-room only session in Denver this week on the subject of Software-Defined Networks and Big Data.  John Fryar of Extreme Networks and Glenn Ricart of US Ignite hosted the session and gave presentations. SDN and Big Data are … Continue reading

US Ignite Announces Experienced Chief Scientist

  what is cause and effect essay             By Glenn Ricart We’d like to extend a warm welcome to Dr. Rick McGeer who is joining US Ignite on a part-time basis as Chief Scientist.  We are grateful to our partner Hewlett-Packard for making some of Rick’s time available to us. … Continue reading

US Ignite Communities – Year 2

By Glenn Ricart We’re anxious to begin sharing some of the applications that were demonstrated at the June US Ignite Applications Summit in Chicago.  Some are ready, but many had their debut on our stage, and still need seasoning, hardening, documentation, and adaptation to run on standardized platforms.  So, during US Ignite Year 2, we want to not only … Continue reading

US Ignite is Honored at FTTH Conference

  US Ignite was recently named the beneficiary of a one-time donation made in honor of the 10th Annual FTTXcellence Award winner, André Kriger, director at Vivo, Telefonica Group’s local brand in Brazil. “We are honored to be selected as this year’s FTTXcellence Award donation recipient,” said Bill Wallace, Executive Director, US Ignite. “With the … Continue reading

US Ignite Welcomes Fall Fellow

We are excited to announce that Marcus Comiter has joined US Ignite as a fall Fellow. Working from our office in Washington, DC, Marcus will focus on the development of next-generation applications as well as gather, create and curate resources to help developers think beyond constraint, as we transition to the Internet of Immersive Experience. … Continue reading

The First Gigabit Wireless City

by Glenn Ricart On September 19th, Blacksburg Virginia announced that it was initiating public gigabit wireless service to sixteen blocks of downtown and demonstrated coverage on the first block. I spoke at the launch and got to play with as much of the wireless gigabit as my devices could handle.    This was remarkable for … Continue reading

US Ignite Partners with Google Fiber and Launches Gigabit Explorer Challenge

US Ignite is announcing today its partnership with Google Fiber and the creation of the Gigabit Explorer Challenge. Over the next year, US Ignite will work with Google Fiber to bring next-generation applications to life and fully take advantage of the advanced networks they are building around the country, starting in Kansas City. This partnership … Continue reading