Many people have grown attached to their broadband connections but a deal that was apparently made by Gigabit Squared might give a few of you a reason to switch over soon. It seems that the company announced today that it has received $200 million in funding to allow it to bring gigabit speed networks to six different communities. For now, we still don’t know which communities will be receiving the blazing fast service. On the other hand, what we do know is that all six areas will revolve around research universities which will be partners in the initiative.
While nothing specific has been mentioned, the Ohio-based Gigabit Squared is allegedly in talks with what will be the “first university in line for the rollout”. According to TheNewYorkTimes (via Engadget), the company is apparently planning to make more announcements on this front about timing and participation later in the year. If you’re aware of a research university somewhere nearby and you hear anything about the gigabit-speed network coming to your area, do let us know about it with a comment below.