Meeting tonight on Google RFI
Mayor Harry Tutunjian will hold a public meeting tonight to discuss the city's application to be one of the test sites for Google's ultra-high speed broadband networks.
The search engine giant announced in February that it would deliver download speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second through fiber-optic connections, offering an Internet experience that the company claimed would be more than 100 times faster than what most Americans have access to today.
According to Google officials, the company plans to offer the service “at a competitive price,” to between 50,000 and 500,000 people to provide speeds which would allow them to more easily download high-definition video, stream three-dimensional images, and much more.
Google will be accepting responses until March 26 and will announce its target communities later this year.
The meeting will be held tonight at 5:30pm in the second floor conference room of City Hall, located at 1776 Sixth Ave.