Google has put out a call that looks like this:
Google is planning to launch an experiment that we hope will make Internet access better and faster for everyone. We plan to test ultra-high speed broadband networks in one or more trial locations across the country. Our networks will deliver Internet speeds more than 100 times faster than what most Americans have access to today over 1 gigabit per second, fiber-to-the-home connections. We’ll offer service at a competitive price to at least 50,000 and potentially up to 500,000 people.
From now until March 26th, we’re asking interested municipalities to provide us with information about their communities through a Request for Information (RFI), which we’ll use to determine where to build our network.
Boulder is making a concerted effort to convince Google to build out gigabit internet services here. We’d like to see a substantial portion of the city participate in this and show support for the selection of Boulder for this test. In order to show your support now, spend a few minutes over on BoulderFiber.com.
Imagine what this amazing tech community could do with gigabit web connections. You can’t imagine it, and that’s the point. Having such services will help us to attract innovators to our community, improve educational opportunities for our kids, and build amazing bridges between other communities and NOAA, NIST, and world-changing companies based here in Boulder.
Perhaps Noah said it best:
If Google wants gimicks, they can go elsewhere. If they want a city to show what fiber can do, Boulder’s here. #boulderfiber
Head over to BoulderFiber.com now and let Google know that this is exactly the place that they’re looking for.