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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clayton horstman
clayton horstman

wow  no credit for sending you the link and letting you know about it  :-( thanks

clayton Horstman
clayton Horstman

whoa I meant i sent you a email about it. asking you to talk to Gary about it. its not that big of a deal just a lil joke

Shortwest Rick
Shortwest Rick

Moving on, although it would be great if Google selected Dayton as a bandwidth test tube I seriously doubt our existing dark fiber would support the minimim 1,000 terabyte capacity to provide 1 gig connectivity to 5,000 residents, setting aside the fiber capacity from our closest MAE connection point, Chicago. Briefly, Google would minimize their investment and maximize test results by choosing a city within a stone’s throw of Dallas.

Nathan Driver

would love to see Dayton on this list – this would really push us past the manufacturing industry and into technology.

David Lauri

There’s a Facebook group, I bet I can find a 100,000 Daytonians who want Google Fiber Optic to Dayton, but so far the group’s creator has lost his bet because he’s found only 108 people.  I’m guessing whoever applies to Google to get gigabit fiber for Dayton shouldn’t point this out.

David Lauri

Hey, David E, did you notice that the mayor of Topeka, err, Google, KS, also does not know the correct possessive form of it?  See his Google proclamation, which is in need of a bit of proofreading.