After reviewing the national broadband plan authored by the Federal Government, Google has urged the FCC to look at new ways to accomplish the task. Google has announced their plan to implement new Gigabit fiber optic network. This network will revolutionize the way American’s have been using the Internet, by producing speeds up to 100 times faster than citizens have access to today.
In an article from Google the next step in their process is to submit an RFI (request for information) to see what communities are interested in being a pilot project for this technology, and Milwaukee has decided to reply, and throw their name in the pool.
To view the entire article from Google click here: http://www.google.com/appserve/fiberrfi/public/overview
The fever of Google’s new Gigabit internet project has multiple cities trying to become a test site in Wisconsin. According to an article from The Business Journal of Milwaukee, the list of cities included in Wisconsin are: Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay, and Appleton; at this rate why not just light up the entire state! The mayor of Milwaukee, Tom Barrett is excited about the potential opportunity the city has, according to the Business Journal article, and is quoted stating “I’m hoping this Google Search leads to Milwaukee jobs” (2010, The Business Journal of Milwaukee).
To view the entire article from The Business Journal of Milwaukee click here: http://milwaukee.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/stories/2010/03/08/daily34.html
In an article published by BizTimes Milwaukee, Common Council President Willie Hines, Jr. believes Milwaukee is poised to be a great fit for the Google test market. According to BizTimes Milwaukee Hines states, “As a city we’re just the right size for the Google Fiber project, with ample telecom infrastructure, and diverse neighborhoods featuring an array of residential housing styles,” he said. “We’re not too big, but we’re also home to professional sports franchises, major colleges and universities, top-notch arts and culture, great ethnic and music festivals, and Fortune 500 employers such as Manpower, Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Northwestern Mutual Life and Johnson Controls (Inc.)” (2010, BizTimes Milwaukee).
To view the entire article from BizTimes Milwaukee click here: http://www.biztimes.com/mkepolitics/2010/3/11/milwaukee-joins-google-lottery
To view the Federal Government's National Broadband Plan go to the FCC's official site: http://www.broadband.gov