Thursday, March 25, 2010

Nominate columbus for Google fiber

Can you imagine an Internet connection running at speeds up to 100 times faster than what you are used to today? It’s pretty hard, isn’t it? After all, most Web sites today already load in a matter of seconds. How could it possibly be any faster? And yet, this is exactly what Google is proposing to do.

Introducing Google Fiber - Bringing you the Web at the Speed of, well, Google!

Google is planning to build and test ultra high-speed broadband networks in a small number of trial locations across the country. The idea is simple - considerably faster speeds will result in considerably more advanced Web content and applications. Here are just a few of the scenarios Google engineers and designers are envisioning:

  • The ability to stream critical information, such as 3D medical imaging, in real time
  • Exciting and explosive new applications to usher in a new age in Web design
  • Enhanced visual communication capabilities
  • The possibilities are as limitless as the imagination!
What does this have to do with Columbus?

The decision makers at Google want to make sure they select the perfect locations to test these new networks. They have decided to hold a “contest” of sorts to determine the cities, municipalities and other locations that would make the best fit for a trial. Residents can nominate their community, and Google will use these nominations in making its decision. If Columbus is selected, Google plans to offer this revolutionary service at a competitive price to at least 50,000, and potentially up to 500,000, people.

How can I nominate Columbus?

Please visit We have created a micro-site with more information and with a link to Google’s nomination form. The deadline to submit nominations is this Friday (the 26th), so please hurry and make your voice heard! You can include a short video or anything you think will sell our case to Google on why they should pick Columbus! Don’t be shy - tell your friends!

Here are just a few of the ways you can share a video to voice your support:

And don't be afraid to get creative with your video nominations - Google is into that kind of thing. Just remember, the deadline is Friday, March 26th!


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