Google Fiber – Tempe Shoots For The Stars

Google Fiber coming to Tempe? Yeah, it could happen! When I first heard about this, I immediately thought it would be COOL. Thankfully, so did many of the leaders of our city. The application is in and we are ready to rock! According to a Google Fiber web site, they plan to test ultra-high speed broadband networks in trial locations across the country that will deliver Internet speeds more than 100 times faster than what most of us have access to today. Google Fiber will run open access networks over 1 gigabit per second. I’m no rocket scientist, but I am pretty sure that is smokin’ fast. Who knows what researchers at ASU or other innovative companies could do with Google Fiber in Tempe

Check out this information about Google Fiber from our friends at the City of Tempe: Don’t forget to check out the cool prizes you can win, too!

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Google giving away free high speed fiber to competing city – Tempe going for it with #GTempe campaign:

What could you do with networking speeds 100 times faster than they currently are?

Google is taking applications from communities that want to find out. They’re offering to install free high speed fiber in at least one community in America. Cities have to compete with each other to get it. The deadline to enter is March 26. (Details on this: http://www.google.com/appserve/fiberrfi/ )

Tempe wants that fiber. We want it for our 175,000 residents, for our 175,000 workers, for our 4 million visitors who travel here annually for fun and business and for our 200,000 college students. Why do we want it? Tempe, Arizona is known for innovation. We think that the combined brain power of all these people, with this fiber, can change the world. We’ve already done so much.

You can help convince Google that Tempe is the best place to showcase their fiber. Tell us how you can change the world, or at least your corner of it, if you had access to the kind of speed that Google fiber promises.

Send us a video, a Tweet, a photo, a note. Tell your friends and followers. We’re working on our video right now! We’ll bring everything together on our website http://tempe.gov/googlefiber. Let’s make sure Google understands how passionate we are about this!

Your enthusiasm will be rewarded. The most creative video will win fabulous Tempe prizes, including an overnight stay at the Tempe Aloft Hotel. You’ll get to help us decide which video will win the prize. Downtown Tempe Community is giving away $10 gift certificates to the first 50 people who post a photo to Flickr that shows how they would change the world using the speed of Google fiber. Who said there’s no such thing as a free lunch? Other prizes will be announced over the next couple of weeks, too.

Tweet: @tempegov #gtempe #tempe

Youtube.com: Use this in your title: One Community Changing the World, Tempe, AZ , #gtempe

Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/groups/gtempe/

Email us: kris_baxter@tempe.gov

Got other ideas on how we can make a statement to Google? Let’s hear them!

Call 480 858-2059 or email kris_baxter@tempe.gov

One community changing the world … Tempe, Arizona

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