Chances are that you are familiar with Google in some sense or another. You may have run a query on the Google Search Engine to look up a recipe, find an address, or use Google as a business tool with Google Docs, Google Calendar, or Google Voice. Beyond its presence in cyberspace, Google is also an advocate in the community, and Baltimore hopes to benefit!
A few months ago, Google launched a plan to build an experimental high-speed fiber optic network in several communities within the United States for consumer use, research initiatives, and “open access.” In response, communities across America responded to Google’s request for information (RFI) to select their area in which to build a fiber-optic network.
With a steadfast desire for Google, the city of Baltimore was no exception with the assembly of the RFI, a B-MORE Fiber website, an appealing presentation, and with support of the many local organizations including Towson University. The Mayor of Baltimore, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, has even appointed Tom Loveland , president of Mind over Machines, as “Google Czar” to aid in the effort to give Baltimore a higher appeal to the folks at Google.
The potential benefits for the city of Baltimore and the surrounding community and businesses are limitless. Google will announce the winner(s) by the end of the year. Your voice for Google fiber can still be heard, so express your support at bmorefiber.com to tell Google to come to Baltimore! Check out this endorsement video below from Governor O’Malley!