Great article in the Star after last Friday's Breakfast meeting. Taking things up a notch, as Aaron described, sounds like the way to go.
Everyone here knows Google Fiber, the latest Google product making its debut in Kansas City. It provides superfast internet, so fast you can download a movie in 7 seconds
There’s one catch though. Google has divided Kansas City into select geographic areas, which they call “fiberhoods”. Not everyone’s fiberhood gets to receive Google Fiber. Instead, Google is holding a contest to see which fiberhoods have the most interest. Residents show their interest by pre-registering on the Google Fiber website. Only the areas with the highest amount of pre-registrations will be selected.
Since this blog was first posted, we learned that the idea of broadcasting bandwidth into low income neighborhoods, like Rosedale, using Google's Fiber access points does not fit into their current licensing agreement.
Still, we're happy, that our idea made it to Mountain View and that the Google Fiber team and their legal counsel did give some serious consideration. And, we are still in dialog with them, hoping to create a plan that will work that they can agree to.