Cisco Working With Chattanooga Gigabit Network
One way for Kansas City to catalyze innovation on the upcoming Google Fiber ultra high-speed community network is to develop and launch collaborative projects with organizations which make hardware or services that benefit from or complement gigabit Internet access.
"...Norman Jacknis, director of Cisco Systems public sector group, announced...that the 70,000-employee tech giant is exploring a partnership with Chattanooga to find more uses for EPB's gigabit network. "Our job is to work with the innovators," Jacknis said. "This is the only city in America with the network that can support the future." Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield called Cisco officials the city's new "partners," which are "helping us to prepare this city in a way that no other city is prepared." Though both were short on details of the partnership, Littlefield stressed that he is interested in taking Chattanooga's edge in internet bandwidth to the next level before cities like Kansas City catch up..."
"...Motorola is also a market leader in the home devices and video solutions business...we are excited to work together with Motorola and the industry to support our partners and cooperate with them to accelerate innovation in this space..."
"...Beyond smartphones and tablets, Motorola has a television set-top box business and has relationships with carriers and cable providers, an area where Google can push its connected-TV ambitions. Likewise, Jha said he sees the opportunity for more convergence between the set-tip box and mobile devices..."