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Roadwork: Construction planned this week

Wakarusa is fully open now FYI

September 23, 2013 at 9:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Senate Majority Leader Bruce calls on KU to fire journalism professor over Twitter comment on Navy Yard shooting

It's called freedom of speech, Senator. There's also this thing called "tenure."

September 20, 2013 at 9:34 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Recent rains delay some Lawrence road construction projects

I thought the 6th and Iowa project was delayed because more engineering planning work was needed.

August 21, 2013 at 9:56 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Recent rains delay some Lawrence road construction projects

I've seen plenty of cops on that stretch lately, and as a result I always keep it right at the limit of 30 (it is really easy to get going 40+ on that stretch, especially downhill).

August 21, 2013 at 9:54 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Wicked's fast-broadband project moving slower than expected

Mr. Grownup, I wish I could, but sadly, this is not possible. Wow's best plan is 50 down and 5 up, which is too slow for me, at least on the upstream side.

For VPN and online backup users, you really need at least 20 up to have a satisfying experience, and no ISP in Lawrence provides this. 50 down is OK for a few HD streams (consider also the massive latency and overhead). If you use your internet connection or anything other then watching Netflix and looking at cat pictures, you pretty much have to go with Wow's fastest offering, and that's only good for down, their up is mediocre (like I said).

I would give my left, um, reproductive material repository for a 100/50 connection (or even 50/50, hell, how about 25/25?!) connection. But, nobody will sell me one, for any price in Lawrence!

August 20, 2013 at 2:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Wicked's fast-broadband project moving slower than expected

The fact that running a "future-proof" communications infrastructure (i.e. fiber) is so unprofitable in the short term but so necessary in the long term for the community overall is a good argument for public funding of the basic infrastructure. We already do this for roads, water and electricity, why not communications?

August 19, 2013 at 3:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Wicked's fast-broadband project moving slower than expected

Your analogy is not accurate. It's more like with broadband, the street is what is being upgraded. Gigabit (like what Google is building in KC) is like a wide, brand new 8-lane superhighway. What we have now in Lawrence is more like, well, like Iowa Street currently looks like!

The applications that use broadband would be like the vehicles on the road, to use this analogy. Iowa Street, even in its crappy state, will let you travel slowly across Lawrence, just like you can usually manage a decent single HD video stream even with our current lousy crop of ISPs in town.

August 19, 2013 at 11:52 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Sweet deal

If nothing else ever comes of Wicked's fiber project, they have done a huge public service by at least triggering WOW to get rid of its horrid bandwidth caps.

May 18, 2013 at 8:57 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Knology changes its name to WOW!; lifts usage caps on Internet service

If AT&T or WOW would commit to wiring Lawrence for Fiber, I would say they should ask for and receive the subsidy too, and more power to them.

May 14, 2013 at 4:51 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Knology changes its name to WOW!; lifts usage caps on Internet service

Lifting the bandwidth caps is nice, a good start. Hopefully WOW will continue to bring their service into the 21st century - for one, yeah, they need HBO Go and TV Everywhere (like you know, almost every other cable system in America) and maybe improving the reliability of the internet (the cynic in me says they got rid of the caps because the internet is down so much that nobody would end up using too much bandwidth anyway :-)

May 14, 2013 at 9:45 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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