The City of Richmond is tossing its hat in the ring as Google chooses a small number of trial locations to serve as test markets for Google Fiber, an ultra-high speed broadband network. And you can help RVA make the cut!
The City of Richmond is tossing its hat in the ring as Google chooses a small number of trial locations to serve as test markets for Google Fiber, an ultra-high speed broadband network.
What does “ultra-high speed” mean? We’re talking 1 gigabit per second, around 100 times faster than what most Americans have access to today.
So, how do we make this happen? Well, a big part of it is up to you, THE CITIZENS.
Richmonders (lots and lots and lots of them) need to make it known that they want Google Fiber in their city. There are several ways you can do that, all of which are outlined on gigarva.com, but let’s go ahead and go over them while we’ve got your attention…
- Nominate Richmond! This lets you talk directly to Google and let them know why RVA is the perfect spot for Google Fiber.
- Follow 1GbForRVA on Twitter (and use #gigarva when talking about it).
- Become a fan on Facebook.
- Tell all of your friends. And then tell your friends’ friends. And then tell some more people after that.
The City of Richmond will be submitting its final application for the project on March 26, but support from residents is key in Google’s selection process — they aren’t going to come here if community support (and enthusiasm!) isn’t extremely evident.
Let’s DO this, RVA!
For more information on Google Fiber and why Richmond should have it, stop by gigarva.com.