Bringing Google fiber to Baltimore
I dare our Baltimore city government to work to bring more fiber to Baltimore.
I'm talking about Google fiber. Google is about to embark on a trial run to give select communities across the country access to ultra high-speed Internet access. We're talking screaming fast accessibility -- the kind that can launch and enable new business models and companies, that could create jobs and reinvent education at K-12 and college.
So far, the steady drumbeat of support has come from Baltimore's techie community. They've launched a site called BmoreFiber.com.
The folks behind this effort aren't mincing words about their mission. In large bold letters on the site, they write: "Ask Google to invest billions in Baltimore's future." (Gosh, I hope it doesn't cost billions to wire Baltimore with Google's fiber.)
How far will Baltimore city government go to support this effort? I'm trying to find out.
In the meantime, you can make known your own support at this official Google site.
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