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Over 600 communities submit apps for Google broadband

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 28 Mar 2010 20:34 User comments (14)

Over 600 communities submit apps for Google broadband Google, which announced last month that it will begin building an ultra fast broadband network to service up to 500,000 customers around the United States, (with speeds advertised at about 100 times the current average speed for broadband connections) has said today that 600 communities applied for the experiment, as well as 190,000 individuals.
"As we narrow down our choices, we'll be conducting site visits, meeting with local officials and consulting with third- party organizations. Based on a rigorous review of the data, we will announce our target community or communities by the end of the year," adds James Kelly, a product manager.

One of the most headline-grabbing lobbying efforts done by a community was from Topeka, Kansas where the mayor temporarily changed the name of the entire city to Google, Kansas.

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14 user comments

128.3.2010 20:45

nice they even got anchorage. I thought they'd leave us out.

228.3.2010 21:30
Susan
Unverified new user

They submitted 600 new apps????

Apps???

Do you know what an app is????

328.3.2010 22:07
a7x
Unverified new user

Originally posted by Susan:
They submitted 600 new apps????

Apps???

Do you know what an app is????

yeah its an application. You usually fill them out in order to apply for something, such as a job. In this case they filled out an application to apply to become one of the communities that google considers for its new broadband service.

428.3.2010 23:10
Sneeko
Unverified new user

Haha, I'm going to go ahead and assume that the only apps that Susan was aware of up until this point were the "apps" available on her iPhone. As well as being short for the type of application that a7x was referring to, in Apple's case (and software in general, Apple did NOT come up with the term) it is also short for a software application.

So, Susan - Do YOU know what an app is? ;)

528.3.2010 23:31

kekeke, i LOL'd at Susan's comment.

628.3.2010 23:34
troj
Unverified new user

haha Susan got pwned.

729.3.2010 0:42

LOL, Suzie, give yourself a facepalm!

829.3.2010 3:06

actually its 1100

929.3.2010 11:24

hope it goes well

1029.3.2010 15:59

Ladies & Gentlemen.. Oklahoma City is where it's going..

Not only did we just get an NBA team, pass an 800million dollar city tax to upgrade our downtown and add key buildings to an already growing city.

***But we have the most "Cell-Phone Only" households in America..***
1 in 4 Oklahomans ONLY use a cellphone as their main line of communication.
(See pages 2-3)
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr014.pdf

*Google's CEO preaches Mobile First..*
http://www.pcworld.com/article/189554/go...bile_first.html


Coupled with the fact that we are centrally located and have access to alternative energy sources like Wind and are one of America's biggest producers of Natural Gas.

You boys will just have to wait.. =P

Good Luck to EVERYONE!!!

www.dreambigokc.com

1130.3.2010 19:33
llongtheD
Inactive

Originally posted by bretweller:
Ladies & Gentlemen.. Oklahoma City is where it's going..

Not only did we just get an NBA team, pass an 800million dollar city tax to upgrade our downtown and add key buildings to an already growing city.

***But we have the most "Cell-Phone Only" households in America..***
1 in 4 Oklahomans ONLY use a cellphone as their main line of communication.
(See pages 2-3)
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr014.pdf

*Google's CEO preaches Mobile First..*
http://www.pcworld.com/article/189554/go...bile_first.html


Coupled with the fact that we are centrally located and have access to alternative energy sources like Wind and are one of America's biggest producers of Natural Gas.

You boys will just have to wait.. =P

Good Luck to EVERYONE!!!

www.dreambigokc.com
Dream on Bretweller, I'm betting it will come to my neighborhood before OK city! :)

125.4.2010 11:51

I wish they'd come to my rural community, but it is just as uneconomical in my area for Google as it is for the local telco that hasn't upgraded my DSLAM in the last 8 years. So, I will continue to "enjoy" my 512k DSL since it's the best I can get.

I'm not sure what Google is trying to accomplish here...maybe they're willing to take the money the gov't is putting out there to upgrade Internet infrastructure. I do think this is a good thing...will get more people employed to set this stuff up.

139.10.2010 2:48
ezeestay
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