Tim Kridel

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Grappling with gridlock

The intersection of U.S. 63 and Interstate 70 has become a gridlock for morning and evening commuters. The Missouri Department of Transportation and the Columbia Area Transportation Study Organization have some possible solutions.

Missouri broadband summit

Fostering high-speed Internet partnerships

QR codes put businesses in touch with cell phone owners

Special Section: Technology

Full Stream, Tranquility prep 4G launch

Two Columbia-based companies have picked Aug. 15 to launch a broadband wireless network that will…

Sprint launches WiMAX in Columbia

One year after it launched WiMAX in Kansas City and St. Louis, Sprint quietly expanded…

Bluebird, Full Stream, Socket gear up for broadband build-out

Broadband Construction

BlueBird Media building "middle-mile" broadband network

Broadband Project

Socket lands Callaway broadband project

“Big city broadband. Rural reality.” That’s how Socket Telecom is touting the fiber-optic network it’s set to build in central Callaway County and a sliver of eastern Boone County.
This month the US Department of Agriculture awarded Socket a $16.6 million grant and a $7.1 million loan under the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Within the next 90 days, Socket will use that money to start building a fiber-optic network capable of serving more than 3,000 homes and businesses.
In the process, Socket will change as a company.

Unexpected companies target local broadband wireless market

*4G Wireless*Unexpected companies target Columbia’s broadband market; one plans to start local WiMax network in a matter of months.

The future of local TV

A few weeks ago, KMIZ launched “ABC 17 News This Week,” a newsmagazine-style program based…

Downtown businesses seek faster broadband

*Buying Broadband*Downtown businesses struggle to afford upgrades to high-speed Internet.

Are Google, FCC initiatives overkill?

*National Broadband Goals*Is ultra-high-speed Internet too pricey for the residential market?