Help bring Google Fiber to Greenville

By Posted in - Special Events on March 8th, 2010 0 Comments

This morning at Social Media Club Greenville‘s March meeting, I found out about Google’s plan to test ultra-high speed broadband networks in one or more trial locations across the country.

This “Google Fiber” will give 50,000 to 500,000 people Internet access at speeds more than 100 times faster than what most Americans have access to today – over 1 gigbit per second, fiber-to-the-home connections.

Interested communities are asked to provide information about themselves and essentially tell Google why they are the best candidates for Google Fiber trial.

The best part – Greenville has put itself in the competition. In less than three weeks, city officials and volunteers from the business community will create a written proposal to Google.

And other dedicated citizens are asked to help get Google’s attention on March 20 during the nighttime community-created event “Google on Main”. That night, volunteers will help make history by using glowsticks to form the world’s first and longest human Google chain. Short videos and petition are also being created so Greenville citizens can tell Google how the Fiber trial would help them personally.

Get more information about Greenville’s united effort at

Is anyone planning to attend Google on Main, or have any thoughts on Google Fiber’s impact if it came to Greenville?

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