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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Google Fiber decision delayed

It looks like Troy is still in the running for Google Fiber, along with nearly 1,100 other communities. Google announced on its blog last week that they are delaying the decision of what city or town will be chosen to receive ultra-high speed internet, ultra high-speed meaning 100 times faster what most people have access to today.

From the blog:

We had planned to announce our selected community or communities by the end of this year, but the level of interest was incredible—nearly 1,100 communities across the country responded to our announcement—and exceeded our expectations. While we’re moving ahead full steam on this project, we’re not quite ready to make that announcement.

Google said that it is not reopening the submission process, but would rather take the time to "get it right." Earlier this year, Trojans gathered at Monument Square for a Troygle event and to film the submission video for Google Fiber. Other municipalities across the country made headlines for various stunts to get Google's attention -- Topeka, Kansas even changed its name too "Google" for a day. (Google later repaid the favor by changing their homepage to "Topeka" for April Fool's Day.)

Google plans to build and test the ultra high-speed internet networks in a small number of trial locations across the country, delivering 1GB per second speed at a "competitive price" to between 50,000 and 500,000 people.

In May, Troy was in sixth place nationally in the Unofficial Google Fiber poll. An announcement on Google's decision is expected in early 2011.

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