Many of you may have already heard about Google Fiber, but in case you refrain from all things tech, this is something that you should definitely check out. Basically, Google is planning to launch and test ultra-high speed broadband networks in one or more trial locations across the country. Google plans for its fiber networks to run at over 1 gigabit per second, which is around 100 times faster than what the average American (including Memphians) have access to today. More information about the project can be found on Google’s page here. Mayor AC Wharton, the City of Memphis as well as many of your neighbors and friends are pushing to have Google Fiber come to Memphis. This city is on the verge of living up to its full potential and being something great. If we were able to bring Google Fiber to Memphis, it would be a great step in the right direction.
On Tuesday, March 16th, between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., the Mayor will have camera crews at the Benjamin Hooks Central Library at 3030 Poplar Avenue so that you can take part in telling Google why Memphis deserves ultra-high speed internet and why it is important to our community. Your video will be uploaded to the City of Memphis’ YouTube channel and included in the city’s application. For additional details you can check out the Mayor’s Event page on Facebook. While you are at it, join the Mayor’s official Facebook page concerning Google Fiber in Memphis to stay in the loop on all the news.
If you can’t make it to the library, you can always make your own quick video about why you support Google Fiber in Memphis. Email the video file to firstname.lastname@example.org so that the Mayor’s office can upload it to their YouTube channel. Just remember, keep it short (about 1-2 minutes).
Lastly, one of the most important things that you can do to help bring Google Fiber to the area is to nominate our city. It’s simple – just go to the nomination page, click on “Nominate your Community” and just fill in the information. It is quick, simple and is a big step in showing Google that we are serious. Hurry though – the deadline for nominations is MARCH 26th!