College Station, TX
Mayor Karl Mooney
On College Station
In 2013, the Research Valley Technology Council issued an RFI to achieve these primary goals: Attract a fiber-optic broadband network to stimulate growth and competitiveness; to bring residential connectivity to 1 Gbps and business connectivity to 10-100 Gbps; to introduce a competitive market for services and providers; to allow for future expansion and upgrade; and to bring wireless network canopies to parks and public spaces.
Culmination of the process was Suddenlink committing to Bryan-College Station being the first market for its “Operation GigaSpeed” rollout, meaning 1 Gbps service deployed by summer 2015 — approximately 10 times faster than the fastest service it now offers.
“Plain and simple,” Research Valley Technology Council Chairman James Benham said, “if your success relies on ultra-high-speed connectivity, Bryan-College Station just became your best option in Texas.”