Let’s Google-ize Greenpoint!

Google is planning to launch an experiment that we hope will make Internet access better and faster for everyone. We plan to test ultra-high speed broadband networks in one or more trial locations across the country. Our 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 connections. We’ll offer service at a competitive price to at least 50,000 and potentially up to 500,000 people.

From now until March 26th, we’re asking interested municipalities to provide us with information about their communities through a Request for information (RFI), which we’ll use to determine where to build our network.

There are already people on the case!

Hey Greenpointers. I found this trolling through the internet. Google is thinking about investing in high speed fiber optic networks for communities and they are going to trial it in some incubator communities first. I thought Greenpoint might be interesting because of our diversity and proximity to Manhattan.

let me know what you think and if there is a council member that might be interested in this…


Dear Justine (and other Greenpointers Blog authors)

Some neighborhood art and tech folk are organizing to bid for Google’s Fiber for Communities project. We are hoping to spread the word and get support from people in Greenpoint and Williamsburg. If this is something you would be interested in supporting, please help spread the word and if you are really interested we would love to have some of the studios and community groups directly involved in forming a coalition. We are also looking for creative ideas to promote this!

We created a Facebook fan page here that you can join and let others know in order to get news and developments.

Lastly, if you know of any film, production, art, or tech studios or community organizations that we could contact feel free to write me back with names and I will contact them.

Cat Behan

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