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Mayor Declares Boston "Google Ready" as City Makes Strong Bid for Groundbreaking Broadband Internet Service

Mar 29, 2010

Boston could become nation's first city to receive ultra-high speed broadband from Google; produces video and Facebook fanpage to help build support for its efforts.

Mayor Thomas M. Menino declared the City of Boston "Google Ready" as officials filed the city's application to receive Google's innovative ultra-high speed broadband internet service. Recently, the internet search engine company announced it would accept applications for Google Fiber - an advanced network capable of downloading information at one billion bits per second, multiple times faster than what is available by current Internet Service Providers (ISP) at competitive prices. Boston, which has produced a promotional video and Facebook fanpage called "Bring Google to Boston!", joins over a hundred other municipalities vying for the internet service.

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