The FCC may have squashed net neutrality, but Newark mayor Ras Baraka says the city will keep its internet lanes open and equitable.
Unlike most U.S. cities, Newark has its own internet fiber cables running through town, so it can offer its own fast broadband service, called Newark Fiber.
In a partnership with the internet connectivity company Gigxero, Newark Fiber provides streets, parks, and businesses 1,000 and 10,000 megabits per second of data.
It’s essentially super fast internet. You only need 10 megabits to surf the internet and stream reasonably well.
“The power is ours,” Baraka told Mashable. “We have infrastructure that many cities just don’t have. It’s arguably some of the fastest in the country.” Read more…