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More than 600 cities beg Google for high-speed fiber service

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_7ZYqYi4xigk/S6zjSk9zVVI/AAAAAAAAFwE/-RwSA5rEYC0/s1600/fiber_house.gifSpokane is among 600-plus communities and cities who are begging (shamelessly in some cases) that Google provide their burg with an experimental, ultra high-speed broadband network.

Google announced the idea back in February and set a deadline for this week for cities wanting to be among the undefined number of U.S. metros to be included in the beta launch of the new fiber-based service. The deadline for submissions was Friday. Google is posting, on its blog.Google.com, a summary of the applications.

The original Google request for information (RFI) also produced about 190,000 responses from individuals, clamoring on the behalf of their locations.

Spokane's true believers held a park rally this past week to catch the attention of the Google decision-makers.

 




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