Spokane wants Google gigabit
The city of Spokane is trying to line up citizen support to become a test site for high-speed broadband service compliments of Google.
Officials said Wednesday they’re asking residents to write letters or e-mails of support to Google, the Web giant that announced it will pick several cities as test sites for gigabit fiber-optic networks.
Google announced last month that it will build and test high-speed city networks in one or more places around the country. Google officials say the system can deliver Internet connections 100 times faster than existing providers.
Backers can e-mail their support to firstname.lastname@example.org or join the Facebook group “Hey Google, Pick Spokane.”