WHAT/WHO: Mayor Vincent C. Gray, District Chief Technology Officer Rob Mancini, DC-Net Director Tegene Baharu and National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Director Tony Wilhelm will announce the “lighting up” of the D.C. Community Access Network (DC-CAN) 100 Gigabit Network at the Mayor’s Biweekly Press Briefing. Mayor Gray will also take questions.
WHEN: Wednesday, December 7, 2011
WHERE: Office of Unified Communications
2720 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20032
BACKGROUND: This milestone makes the District the first municipality in the nation to build a network that provides Internet access at speeds 10 times faster than typical service-provider networks today. Mayor Gray and other officials broke ground on the project in March, and its first link provides ultra-high-speed access to previously underserved areas east of the Anacostia River.