City of Bellevue bid for Google's super-fast, fiber-optic broadband service

BellevueAfter Renton, Bellingham and Portland; now Bellevue -- the Seattle suburb located just a few miles from Microsoft's headquarters announced to bid for Google's high-speed Internet network. To help attract Google, city officials urging residents to log on to project website and fill out a survey about how they currently connect to Internet. Filling out […]

Bellevue

After Renton, Bellingham and Portland; now Bellevue -- the Seattle suburb located just a few miles from Microsoft's headquarters announced to bid for Google's high-speed Internet network. To help attract Google, city officials urging residents to log on to project website and fill out a survey about how they currently connect to Internet. Filling out survey demons community support for the project, one of the criteria Google will use in selecting a community for its broadband service. Another way residents can express support for Google proposal is to post a comment on city's Facebook page or upload a short video to YouTube. The goal of Google's Fiber for Communities project "is to experiment with new ways to help make Internet access better and faster for everyone." "Bellevue would be an excellent city to demonstrate the true potential of an ultra high-speed broadband system," said Bellevue City Manager Steve Sarkozy. "Our residents are creative and our businesses have a proven track record of innovation. We're well-positioned to showcase the benefits that Google's project would bring.

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