WBEZ | gigabit http://www.wbez.org/tags/gigabit Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en State invests $1 million in NU Internet service http://www.wbez.org/news/state-invests-1-million-nu-internet-service-105039 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Ed Yourdon_flickr.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>EVANSTON, Ill. &mdash; The state of Illinois is investing $1 million to bring ultra-high speed Internet service to the Chicago suburb of Evanston, which is home to about 160 technology startup businesses. Northwestern University will also benefit from the new service.</p><p>In a news release, Gov. Pat Quinn says the investment will help Evanston become what is called an Illinois Gigabit Community. Quinn&#39;s office says such a move is crucial in developing an &quot;economic innovation corridor&quot; that will attract more entrepreneurs who will create even more jobs in the region.</p><p>Quinn&#39;s office says the investment will help connect fiber optic gigabit Internet service from downtown Chicago to Evanston, where Northwestern is located.</p></p> Sat, 19 Jan 2013 11:24:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/news/state-invests-1-million-nu-internet-service-105039