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    Thumbs up Nominate Ames for Google Fiber

    Many of you have heard about Google planning to implement a fiber internet service for several locations to test the feasibility and performance of such a service. Google is taking nominations for communities to select. Help out Ames (and Iowa State!) by spending a few minutes to send Google a nomination and tell them why we should be selected.

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    "On February 10th, Google launched the Google Fiber for Communities
    Experiment. With this experiment, Google will provide high-speed,
    1000 megabits-per-second, fiber-to-the-home internet connections,
    to select communities. The fiber internet connection would be 100
    times faster than most Ames resident's current connection. Google
    is asking for interested communities and community members to apply
    for the experiment, which Google will use to decide where to build
    the network.

    What can you do to help? The first way you can help is to nominate
    Ames for the experiment before the deadline of March 26th. You can
    find how to apply on the website below. Community support is also
    very important in Google's decision. The Facebook page, "Ames Wants
    Google Fiber", is a great way to show your support and spread the
    word. The page also has information about nominating Ames.

    For more information visit: GSB - Google Fiber Information. If you have
    any questions please email the GSB Director of IT, James Parrott,
    at jparrott@iastate.edu."



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    Re: Nominate Ames for Google Fiber


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    Re: Nominate Ames for Google Fiber

    IMO it would be better to provide a pilot location to a place like Ames because of Iowa State University. I mean, ISU does hold the claim to inventing the computer and all...



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    Re: Nominate Ames for Google Fiber

    Hooray for Metaphors!

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