Cleveland will seek to become a “gig city” with super fast Internet, starting in the Health-Tech Corridor

Story excerpt provided by The Plain Dealer.

Written by Robert L. Smith.

Already threaded by the HealthLine and anchored by world-class hospitals, Cleveland, Ohio’s Health-Tech Corridor is about to receive a powerful new piece of infrastructure that could attract new investment and jobs.

The city and OneCommunity, the non-profit broadband provider, will soon announce a new fiber optic network bringing lightning-fast Internet connections to Euclid Avenue.

The new fiber pipe is being compared to Chattanooga Gig, a network offering one-gigabit-per-second Internet speeds to homes and businesses in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Such speed allows uploads and downloads of information 200 times faster than the national average, meaning businesses and hospitals can use the Internet in powerful new ways.

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Originally published November 19, 2014.

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