Google Fiber

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Welcome to Redux, a weekly newsmagazine from WJCT and the news podcast of the First Coast.

This week, President Barak Obama and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump were in Jacksonville in the days prior to Election Day. We also hear from Ken Babby, owner of Jacksonville's Class AA minor league baseball team that was recently renamed the Jumbo Shrimp; and we revisit the 2000 election to remind new voters how much every vote matters.


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Google Fiber

Last week, Google parent company Alphabet made it official: It’s suspending the expansion of its super-high-speed Google Fiber internet into Jacksonville and 10 other cities.

Bonnie Zerr / WJCT News

Welcome to our new podcast Redux: The week in review from WJCT News.

The program is hosted by Vince Kong and features the best stories from the past week.

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The University of Florida and University of Georgia’s football rivalry will stay in Jacksonville for at least another five years, city officials announced Wednesday.

Mayor Lenny Curry says a deal to extend the city’s contract to host the Florida-Georgia game was on life support before his election.

“What my team did on this issue is what my team has done on every issue since we’ve taken office: We got to work on it. So many people in this room that immediately jumped on the case — we are about solving problems, creating opportunities and getting things done.”

Google announced last month it’s exploring bringing its high-speed Internet service, Google Fiber, to Jacksonville.

In this week’s Business Brief, analyst John Burr tells News Director Jessica Palombo why the Northeast Florida business community is rooting for the deal to go through. 

We discuss the week's top news stories with our roundtable of local journalists: Fred Matthews, Examiner blogger; David Bauerlein, Florida Times-Union reporter; Claire Goforth, Folio Weekly writer; and WJCT analyst John Burr.

Topics include the audit of the Jacksonville Police and Fire Pension Fund, updates about the Eureka Garden affordable housing complex, and more.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Jacksonville City Councilman Jim Love joins us to discuss a variety of issues affecting the city, including the recent independent audit of the Jacksonville Police and Fire Pension Fund, the city's Human Rights Ordinance and more.


"Let's Bring Super Fast Internet To" sign
Google Fiber

Jacksonville is poised to be one of the next cities with super-fast Internet service from Google.

Mayor Lenny Curry announced Wednesday the tech giant is exploring the Bold City for its Google Fiber connection.

But, it could be several months before Jacksonville residents will know whether they can sign up for the service.