March 18, 2010
Google is planning to launch an experiment that they hope will make Internet access better and faster for everyone. They plan to test ultra-high speed broadband networks in one or more trial locations across the country. These networks will deliver Internet speeds more than 100 times faster than what most Americans have access to today, over 1 gigabit per second, fiber-to-the-home connections. They'll offer service at a competitive pricing to at least 50,000 and potentially up to 500,000 people.
From now until March 26th, Google is asking interested municipalities to provide us with information about their communities through a Request for information (RFI), which they'll use to determine where to build their network.
The City of Woodland is organizing an official response, but we are in need of help from the community to make our case stronger. The city is asking that community members provide support by going online and telling Google why they feel Woodland would be a good test bed for this gigabit fiber network.
The link to nominate your community list provided below, a google account is required which only takes minutes to create.
Nominate Your Community