Spokane 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.