Be the engine that makes the Motor City a Google Fiber CityMarch 23, 2010
DETROIT, March 23, 2010-What better place could Google choose as the testing grounds for ultra-high speed internet than the Motor City-the city that got the world moving?
We know speed. We invented the automobile. Long a hub of innovation, Detroiters are hungry for the next best thing. A community with a 1 GB-per-second internet connection would help us accomplish even more amazing feats, and more quickly too.
"For many decades, Detroit has been building engines that take people to new places," said TechTown Executive Director Randal Charlton. "We can help Google develop a different type of engine that will help new businesses in Detroit developing a new generation of internet applications."
Show your support and vote for TechTown as a community group now in the Google Fiber for Communities vote-off at http://www.google.com/appserve/fiberrfi. By voting for TechTown, you vote for Detroit and Southeast Michigan.
Why Google Fiber?
Google's looking for a community to test-drive a new high-speed internet connection that would allow up to 500,000 users in a community to download files and use the internet at speeds they've never dreamed of.
Fiber internet would draw companies to the region attracted by the exceptional internet quality that would be offered at competitive prices. The fiber optic trial would give Web developers an opportunity to create an entire new generation of applications.
TechTown is submitting an application for consideration as a testing ground for Google's fiber optic internet service. If chosen as one of the testing locations, TechTown could bring fiber internet to the City of Detroit.
By voting for TechTown, you vote for the future of Detroit, Southeast Michigan and Michigan overall. We've lead the way historically and we continue to lead today. Let's prove yet again that TechTown and Detroit are the right place to build a new future, a new world and a new technology.
"As Detroit's leading business incubator, we are determined to bring new technology to the new economy that we are building here," said Charlton. "We are already developing new businesses for the 21st century in converted auto plants. With fiber optic networks from Google, we can accelerate the changes we are bringing to Detroit and beyond."
Vote for TechTown now.
Show your support and vote for TechTown as a community group now in the Google Fiber for Communities vote-off.
• Submit your vote to Google at http://www.google.com/appserve/fiberrfi
• Become a fan of the Facebook group, From Motor City to Google Fiber City.
• Join the LinkedIn group, From Motor City to Google Fiber City.
• Tell all your friends, family, colleagues and even your enemies about it.
Time is limited. TAKE ACTION BY FRIDAY, MARCH 26.
TechTown is an urban community of entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, mentors and corporate partners creating an internationally influential village in Detroit. TechTown brings the resources of Wayne State University to high-technology startup companies to diversify and strengthen Michigan's economy in high-growth emerging industries. For more information, visit www.techtownwsu.org.
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