Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Introducing our Google Fiber for Communities website

On February we announced our plans to build the experimental, ultra-high speed broadband networks. Over the past several months, our team’s been hard at the work reviewing the nearly 1,100 community responses to our request for the information—not to mention the nearly 200,000 responses from individuals across the U.S.

Throughout this process, one message has come through the loud and clear: people are hungry for better and the faster Internet access. With that in mind, today we’re launching a new site called Google Fiber for the Communities, where you can learn more about fiber networks and keep up-to-date on our project. You’ll also be able to advocate for the common-sense federal and local policies that would help fiber deployments nationwide.

We also wanted to thank every community and the individual that submitted a response, posted a YouTube video, started a website, joined a rally or otherwise let their voice be heard. We were so honored by the grassroots enthusiasm across the country for this project that we put together a short type video to say thank you:

As we explained back in March, we plan to name our target community or communities by the end of this year. We still have some work ahead of us before we’re ready to make that announcement, but in the meantime, we hope this site will helps to keep the conversation going.

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