Columbia, MU Drop Out of Proposed Broadband Group

6 years 3 months 6 days ago Monday, July 09 2012 Jul 9, 2012 Monday, July 09, 2012 7:25:28 AM CDT July 09, 2012 in News
By: Associated Press

COLUMBIA (AP) - The city of Columbia and the University of Missouri are dropping out of a national effort to bring extremely high-speed broadband networks to research university communities.

The city and university announced last year July that they were joining 37 research universities and their communities in an effort called Gig U.

The city invested $6,000 in the first phase. The university paid $9,000 for a request for information from Internet service providers on the requirements for bringing ultra-high-speed broadband to Columbia.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports the city and university chose not to participate in the second phase of the project.

A university spokesman says two providers responded to the request for information. The city and university decided to continue private discussions with those two providers.

 

More News

Grid
List
COLUMBIA - A Columbia man was shot and killed early Saturday morning on Rice Road and Ballenger Lane. Police... More >>
2 days ago Saturday, October 13 2018 Oct 13, 2018 Saturday, October 13, 2018 8:22:00 AM CDT October 13, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Eight weeks into the high school football season and we're back to the chilly, fall nights. Our... More >>
2 days ago Friday, October 12 2018 Oct 12, 2018 Friday, October 12, 2018 6:03:00 PM CDT October 12, 2018 in Friday Night Fever
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson will campaign in support of a proposed 10-cent gas tax increase that's... More >>
2 days ago Friday, October 12 2018 Oct 12, 2018 Friday, October 12, 2018 5:07:12 PM CDT October 12, 2018 in News
OSAGE COUNTY - A boil water advisory is in effect for some residents in Osage County until further notice. ... More >>
2 days ago Friday, October 12 2018 Oct 12, 2018 Friday, October 12, 2018 4:12:00 PM CDT October 12, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Advocates for Amendment 1, also known as "Clean Missouri," rallied in the Capitol on Friday to spread... More >>
2 days ago Friday, October 12 2018 Oct 12, 2018 Friday, October 12, 2018 2:13:00 PM CDT October 12, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Dozens gathered at the Missouri National Guard Headquarters on Friday to watch their family and friends become... More >>
2 days ago Friday, October 12 2018 Oct 12, 2018 Friday, October 12, 2018 2:12:00 PM CDT October 12, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Men and women between the ages of 27 and 45 will now be able to get the HPV... More >>
2 days ago Friday, October 12 2018 Oct 12, 2018 Friday, October 12, 2018 2:06:00 PM CDT October 12, 2018 in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri supporters of medical marijuana will have their say in the November election. The only question:... More >>
2 days ago Friday, October 12 2018 Oct 12, 2018 Friday, October 12, 2018 1:39:03 PM CDT October 12, 2018 in News
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook says hackers accessed data from 29 million accounts as part of the security breach disclosed... More >>
2 days ago Friday, October 12 2018 Oct 12, 2018 Friday, October 12, 2018 12:51:13 PM CDT October 12, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Construction crews are still working on the new south end zone project at Mizzou's Faurot Field, but some... More >>
2 days ago Friday, October 12 2018 Oct 12, 2018 Friday, October 12, 2018 12:50:00 PM CDT October 12, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Columbia Parks and Recreation's Activity & Recreation Center (ARC) on West Ash street is set to reopen at... More >>
3 days ago Friday, October 12 2018 Oct 12, 2018 Friday, October 12, 2018 11:29:00 AM CDT October 12, 2018 in News
(CNN) -- Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the embattled archbishop of Washington, ending weeks of... More >>
3 days ago Friday, October 12 2018 Oct 12, 2018 Friday, October 12, 2018 11:11:00 AM CDT October 12, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA – While millions of Americans watched the moon move directly in front of the sun in August 2017, bees... More >>
3 days ago Friday, October 12 2018 Oct 12, 2018 Friday, October 12, 2018 10:36:00 AM CDT October 12, 2018 in News
DETROIT (AP) — Toyota is recalling nearly 188,000 pickup trucks, SUVs and cars worldwide because the air bags may not... More >>
3 days ago Friday, October 12 2018 Oct 12, 2018 Friday, October 12, 2018 10:14:00 AM CDT October 12, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Prosecutors charged two men Thursday in connection with a robbery near Empire Roller Rink on Business Loop 70.... More >>
3 days ago Friday, October 12 2018 Oct 12, 2018 Friday, October 12, 2018 8:51:33 AM CDT October 12, 2018 in News
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's government has told U.S. officials it has audio and video proof that missing Saudi Arabian... More >>
3 days ago Friday, October 12 2018 Oct 12, 2018 Friday, October 12, 2018 6:37:04 AM CDT October 12, 2018 in News
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl after he became entangled in... More >>
3 days ago Friday, October 12 2018 Oct 12, 2018 Friday, October 12, 2018 6:27:54 AM CDT October 12, 2018 in News
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Linda Marquardt rode out Hurricane Michael with her husband at their home in Mexico Beach.... More >>
3 days ago Friday, October 12 2018 Oct 12, 2018 Friday, October 12, 2018 6:14:00 AM CDT October 12, 2018 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 43°
1pm 47°
2pm 49°
3pm 50°
4pm 50°