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Sunriver Would Like To Be A Google Fiber Town

Last month, Google announced plans to build and test ultra high-speed broadband networks in a small number of trial locations across the United States. While the official list of cities and communities that applied hasn't been released yet, looking at the map on Google's site, there were obviously several communities in Oregon that applied or sent in a response. Sunriver was one of them.

The Sunriver Owner's Association sent a release about why they're doing it, created a site to keep the community updated, and created a video for their RFI response. They've also setup a twitter presence, for those of you who are into that sort of them (I'm not).

Many of their points make good sense, but considering the sheer number of folks who have applied (more than 1,100 communities responded, according to Google), and all the crazy tactics -- one mayor promises a tattoo and other cities will rename themselves -- it's going to be a tough pitch. But considering the flat-out lack of really decent, reliable, high speed internet access out here (while I like the Cable company's service and the people there, 100% reliable it is not), it might put them up the list over places that already have good service and a large quantity of fiber already underground.

Posted by Jake on 03/28/10 @ 11:49 AM
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