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    Omaha/CB may get Google broadband

    2 cities working on Google bid - Omaha.com

    This would be so cool. A network connection fast enough to make my Cox broadband connection (which is NOT slow) look like a dial-up by comparison.

    Omaha/CB may have an upper-hand against other cities that may be applying for this, as Council Bluffs is already the location for a major Google hub.



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    Re: Omaha/CB may get Google broadband

    I know they listed CB, Carter Lake, and Omaha but I wonder how much, if at all, of the metro this would include (e.g. Papillion, La Vista, Elkhorn, Ralston, Gretna, Bellevue, etc.)



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    Re: Omaha/CB may get Google broadband

    Ever heard of Google, Kansas (I think they've got a shot).

    Topeka renamed itself Google for the month of March.





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    Re: Omaha/CB may get Google broadband

    [Insert city here] may get Google broadband instead.



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    Re: Omaha/CB may get Google broadband

    Des Moines also applied for this



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    Re: Omaha/CB may get Google broadband

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMWilliams View Post
    If you guys come by Bondurant tonight, I'll **** all over every one of your dogs. I'm not the Mayor but I've been drinking a crap ton of water today and have plenty of water in the old radiator.

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    Re: Omaha/CB may get Google broadband

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    Des Moines also applied for this
    As did Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and Ames says it has an application ready to go.



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    Re: Omaha/CB may get Google broadband

    I believe that the Daily had an article about Ames applying for this as well. Being that this is a test city I would imagine that it would be a smaller city than Des Moines or Omaha/CB.



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    Re: Omaha/CB may get Google broadband

    Which is what makes WDM perfect...



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    Re: Omaha/CB may get Google broadband

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonehomer View Post
    I believe that the Daily had an article about Ames applying for this as well. Being that this is a test city I would imagine that it would be a smaller city than Des Moines or Omaha/CB.
    In the article it said between 50,000 and 500,000 population wise.



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    Re: Omaha/CB may get Google broadband

    Quote Originally Posted by l2alphmacchio View Post
    Which is what makes WDM perfect...
    I'd say that Altoona would be a much better place for a trial run!!



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    Re: Omaha/CB may get Google broadband

    Quote Originally Posted by isuaggie View Post
    Ever heard of Google, Kansas (I think they've got a shot).

    Topeka renamed itself Google for the month of March.
    this. during sports reports, the announcers even call the local teams Google High, Google west, etc.


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