Thursday, February 11, 2010

Top-End Fiber Optic Connectivity?

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.

What if the Cities of Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, Chamblee & Doraville partnered with Google on providing a fiber-optic network to every home and then every business in the area? This type of infrastructure would be a fantastic boon to the areas residents as well as the many corporations in the area. It is my belief that a multi-city partnership like this would not only be feasible but it would be highly successful on many levels.


Together the cities have population of about 150,000 but the day time office populations jump to approximately 300,000 people.

The area is served by a mix of single & multi-family residential as well as established commercial centers that need and would thrive on the faster internet service provided. The area has the corporate headquarters of InterContinental Hotels, United Parcel Service, Cox Enterprises, Mirant, AFC Enterprises and the Atlanta Journal Constitution. It has a thriving business community which is supported by local governments who know how to work together for a common goal.

The "Pill Hill" area of Children's, St. Joes & Northside Hospitals along with the 100's of small doctors offices in the area would be a fertile testing ground for high speed data transmissions of medical images and records. Federal data centers (both the IRS & CDC) could harness the power of Fiber. Not to mention the soon-to-be-redeveloped GM Plant.

Google is test-marketing blazingly-fast ultra-high-speed Internet service in a few markets. Lucky residents will be able to purchase Internet service at speeds up to 1 Gb. This is orders of magnitude faster than current Internet offerings.


Please join this Facebook group if you'd like to persuade Google to build their network in cities of Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, Chamblee & Doraville. And please click on the website link below to register your support with Google!

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