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December 13, 2012 at 10:30 AM

Seattle announces fiber partner, broadband test project

Seattle today announced a new partnership with a company that plans to use parts of the city-owned fiber-optic network to provide “ultra-fast” broadband services starting in 2013. Details are still being finalized but the city has signed a memorandum of understanding with Gigabit Squared, a Washington, D.C., venture backed by manufacturers of networking gear and other…

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November 15, 2012 at 5:30 AM

Kirkland’s Wave raises $1 billion for broadband growth

Wave Broadband may have to change its name to Tsunami. The Kirkland-based company is announcing today that it has raised $1.052 billion to accelerate the expansion of its broadband network on the West Coast. That’s not all new money, though. It’s a recapitalization of the company, which has about $350 million in debt. The $1 billion…

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