Somerville Local First

Help the ‘ville get Googled

Jul 27 11:28 am

by Sarah Rossi.  Intern, City of Somerville Communications Department

Attention Somerville Residents:  Help bring ultra high-speed internet to Somerville!

Google plans to build and test ultra high-speed broadband networks in a small number of trial locations across the United States. This program, called Google Fiber for Communities, will launch an extremely fast broadband network that will deliver speeds up to 1 gigabit per second (over 100 times faster than what most Americans currently have access to).

Somerville has worked to bring this high-speed internet to our city (see video below), but it is our job as a community to drive the point home!  Here’s how:

We plan to drop a “Google Bomb” to emphasize our interest in this beneficial opportunity! Sign in to your Twitter (or a friend’s) and simply tweet the following message: “@Google #SomervilleGigSpeed”  Editors Note:  You can add a personal message of course

To show Google we are the perfect city for this program, we are developing a website that will keep track of the Twitter tags, so tweet often!

Feel free to check out this site for more information:

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  1. fyi, the hyperlink to is wrong

    Comment by paul — July 29, 2010 @ 7:19 am

  2. works for us…wrong in what way?

    Comment by SLF — July 29, 2010 @ 12:19 pm

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