Let’s hope someone applies for Dayton: Google Fiber

Meant to post this a just before I left Savannah, but didn’t.

Hopefully, someone has offered up our dark fiber as the backbone for this ambitious Google experiment.

Google Fiber for Communities

Google is planning to launch an experiment that we hope will make Internet access better and faster for everyone. We plan to test ultra-high speed broadband networks in one or more trial locations across the country. Our 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. We’ll offer service at a competitive price to at least 50,000 and potentially up to 500,000 people.

From now until March 26th, we’re asking interested municipalities to provide us with information about their communities through a Request for information (RFI), which we’ll use to determine where to build our network.

via Google Fiber for Communities: Think big with a gig.

High speed fiber could be a boon to launching small business in Dayton. Considering how many serious blows this community has suffered of late, this could be a serious piece of good news. This would be an excellent project for the Dayton Development Coalition to pitch.

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