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Lincoln is Now a Smart Gigabit Community!

Gig is here in #LNK!


As a growing city with aspirations of further expansion, Lincoln continues to position itself as a player on the national stage. Situated in the heart of the Silicon Prairie, Lincoln is a thriving hub for startup companies and growing businesses. With millions of dollars of investments from numerous partners, the ability to offer competitive fiber options to every home and business in the city has seen Lincoln transform into a connected hub on the Silicon Prairie. Fueled by growing businesses in many sectors, Lincoln remains a community rich in people, resources and opportunities. Highlighting a skilled workforce with modern cities and Midwest sensibility, Lincoln isn’t a secret anymore to the rest of the world.

Fiber turns Lincoln into a destination

Now more than ever, it’s not enough to be simply connected. To succeed and thrive in the global marketplace, businesses and individuals need to be connected at increasingly faster speeds. Students, entrepreneurs and businesses need to compete in the digital economy in order to increase their economic and social opportunities. By bringing Lincoln next-generation gigabit applications, ALLO Communications, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, FUSE Coworking have helped Lincoln be named a US Ignite into a Smart Gigabit Community, one of less than 25 in the United States.

 

Growing Lincoln and Leaping Forward

The expansive, powerful, fiber network in Lincoln will help our city grow and stand out more than it ever has before. And with that growth, comes the ability to be more attractive to even more people. Home of Innovation Campus at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, our city is also home to many up-and-coming startup businesses who are looking to be the next big thing. Sprouting as the top new tech hot spot in the country according to MarketWatch, Lincoln offers an environment that’s extremely supportive and nurturing for entrepreneurs. The startup scene is strong and becoming a Gigabit Community will only increase the attractive qualities Lincoln has to offer in the tech economy.

A cool customer

Lincoln’s highly-educated and diverse workforce continues to make the city a magnet in the region. Boasting the title of “Happiest City in American” according to Gallup in 2013, Lincoln’s residents have a bevy of artistic, athletic, cultural and other events to attend when they’re not on the job. With an unemployment rate that’s consistently among the lowest in the country and a workforce that’s among the most educated in the country, Lincoln never gets too low and stays the course. Stability has become a habit in Lincoln.

Location, location, location

Innovation knows no borders, so why let Silicon Valley and the more “traditional” tech hubs have all the fun and benefits of the tech economy? Our quality of life in Lincoln is second to none, boasting an affordable cost of living, great schools and most importantly, hard-working and dependable people that know how to get the job done. By building hundreds of miles of fiber through downtown Lincoln and expanding services to the rest of the community, Lincoln is positioned as a regional player with easy access to Omaha, Des Moines, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Chicago, Denver and other major cities. All roads lead to Lincoln, as our infrastructure connects us to the world and keeps us positioned to grow for years to come.

What’s next?

An all-fiber network connected to all parts of the city means the possibilities are endless when it comes to expansion and growth. By engaging entrepreneurs, corporate innovators and others with an eye on the future, Lincoln’s gigabit technology will continue to place the city, its businesses and its people on the forefront of many important and necessary innovations for years to come. The sky is the limit in Lincoln and we’re getting there even faster than ever as a Gigabit Community.

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