Sunday, March 28, 2010

Dunwoody and other DeKalb Cities partner for Google Fiber Application.

Atlanta Urban Area Partnership for Google from Atlanta Urban Area Partnership for Google Fiber on Vimeo.

Here’s the video produced by Decatur’s Andrea Berry on behalf of Decatur, Chamblee, Avondale, Dunwoody, Doraville, Emory and Georgia Power, making the case for Google Fiber. [h/t The Decatur Minute and Decatur Metro]

It looks like the Atlanta partnership team will have their work cut out for them.  Google broke its silence on the initiative yesterday with an update, which stated that with the RFI deadline now past, over 1,100 communities across the U.S. had expressed interest in becoming the test ground for the company’s high-speed fiber optic network.  Next steps for Google include “site visits, meeting with local officials and consulting with third-party organizations.”

Below is a map that Google created showing the locations of government responses (small dots) and resident nominations of 1,000 or more (big dots).

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