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Welcome to Google, Kansas?!?

Last month Google announced Google Fiber which is a new program to sell 1 gigabit per-second fiber optic broadband to consumers which is about 100 times faster than the average Internet speed you have in your house today. It got interested when they added that they wanted to do an initial test with one town where they would roll out the service to between between 50,000 to 500,000 homes.  The response was instant and huge from cities who wanted this high tech infrastructure in the hope it would bring attention and high tech business to their town. The mayor of Topeka, Kansas signed a proclamation that for the rest of the month, Topeka will be known as “Google, Kansas.” You read that right — Topeka is now “Google.”. From there is has just exploded with stunts, submissions, videos from Pasadena, Huntington,Greenville (above video) and seemingly everywhere in between. You can see more of the stunts here if want to see more of the lengths people are going to for this. The submissions are now closed as every awaits Goggle’s decision which is expected by the end of the year.

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