“Next-generation Internet services, officially meaning up to 1 gigabit per second, are being expanded across Roseville, Rocklin and the greater Sacramento area by various providers, and area tech professionals say the change brings opportunity for business and education,” as the Roseville Press Tribune is reporting.
“One week after AT&T announced the new services, Consolidated Communications said Tuesday that Roseville would be its third market in the United States, and its first in California, to accommodate the network.
“’Being the first city in California where CCI deploys this speed of Internet connection is a strategic advantage for our city,’ Roseville Mayor Carol Garcia said. ‘Roseville’s been recognized by the Center for Digital Government as one of the top digital cities in the nation. We were also named one of the top 10 cities in California for young families, who appreciate the power of fast Internet connections, so we appreciate this significant enhancement to our technology infrastructure.’
“In addition to the entertainment value and convenience they bring to customers, the new services are likely to make South Placer a more attractive business climate for tech companies and big businesses that require faster connections for their operations, according to Michael Young, spokesperson for the city of Rocklin.
“‘The capacity for tech companies (will increase),’ Young said. ‘Employees are able to do their work faster, and able to add more efficiency that way. It is a perk if we were able to say that we have ‘GigaPower’ available in Rocklin. It would definitely be something we’d want to tell businesses about, along with the other benefits of relocating to our city.”
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