Bonnie Bucqueroux retired from Michigan State University's School of Journalism to experiment with online publications, including Lansing Online News. She is also co-president (with Susan Masten) of Lansing Area NOW.

4 responses to “Why we need Google Fiber”

  1. Bill Castanier

    Lansing is going to have to go to the mat because Ann Arbor is hot on the trail of this fiber. So will Larry (Page) put more weight on where he grew up (East Lansing) or where he went to school (Ann Arbor)? I’ve been saying for years that the city limits of East Lansing should be marked with a sign stating: Home of Larry Page, founder of Google. I see a Larry Page day in our future.

  2. Evan

    ‘which only earned me a rating of 1.9 stars out of 5’

    The rating you are referring to is the collective rating your connection has received through the site via user votes. It is NOT a measure of the quality of your connection. May want to correct that in the article as it is misleading to the general public. In fact, 9.13mb down 1.62 up is actually one of the better cable speeds you can get.

  3. Bonnie Bucqueroux

    Thanks for the correction, Evan. The low rating is for Broadstripe’s service, I suspect. Though I re-tested today and only earned 4.75 for download and 1.54 for upload (and the good news is that the warmer weather has improved the service on my cable line).

  4. Bonnie Bucqueroux

    BTW – my latest results appear to be between 65% and 70% of the ISP average, which is not so great.

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