Google Fiber Project

Frederick has submitted an application for Google’s Fiber for Communities program:

The City of Frederick has applied to Google to be considered for an ultra-high speed broadband network trial. Google is planning to launch an experiment to make Internet access better and faster for everyone. They plan to test ultra-high speed broadband networks in one or more trial locations across the country. Their 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 and workplace connections. They will offer service at a competitive price to at least 50,000 and potentially up to 500,000 people.

Learn more about the program and Frederick’s application. This would be huge if Frederick won, fingers crossed.

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9 thoughts on “Google Fiber Project

  1. Unfortunately us and 1,100 other towns. Good luck, but I would like to see it happen, I would love to give Comcast the boot. Of course, who is to say Google’s reliability and customer service would be any better, especially after seeing their foul-ups with the release of the Nexus One cell phone. But it would be nice to give them a shot.

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  2. I don’t think we have much of a chance. I have friends in Grand Rapids, MI that have been going to flash mobs for Google Fiber, and know of other towns temporarily renaming their city and all sorts of stunts. I hate Comcast as well, but we’re probably too late into the game.

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  3. James: I sent one in, too. I also posted something about it on my Facebook page, but I don’t know how many of my local friends submitted anything.

    It would be great if Frederick is selected, but I’m sure it’s a long shot. I just hate having only one choice and I think that a better technical infrastructure would be helpful in recruiting larger employers to the area.

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