Nevada County Competing Gig Cities

Gig City

Plaque for Lincoln


Ishmel and Mayor

Ishmel Goodrum and Lincoln Mayor Peter Gilbert

This noon I attended a presentation by Wave Broadband, Ishmel Goodrum, Executive VP for Operations in the California Region. He presented plaques to the Mayors of Lincoln and Rocklin, declaring them to be Gig Cities. He mentioned they were joining Loomis and Auburn as Gig Cities, all cities which have access to Gigabit Broadband. According to Goodrum, Gigabit Business Services will be available in these cities starting in the fall. “Business will have access to the speed they need for cloud services,” he said. “Business will not have to move to Sacramento anymore for high-speed access.”

The initial price for 1 Gig of broadband is $69.95 with the cost going to $89.95 after the first year according to a staff member at the meeting. One of the advantages of moving to Lincoln.  No indication of what the cost of business services would be in the fall.

About Russ Steele

Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.
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