Help bring Google to Buffalo

Imagine sitting in a rural health clinic, streaming three-dimensional medical imaging over the web, and discussing a unique condition with a specialist in New York. Or downloading a high-definition, full-length feature film in less than five minutes. Or collaborating with classmates around the world while watching live 3D video of a university lecture.

Google is planning to launch an experiment that we hope will make Internet access better and faster for everyone. The plan to test ultra-high speed broadband networks in one or more trial locations across the country. The networks will deliver Internet speeds more than 100 times faster than what most Americans have access to today, over 1 gigabit per second, fiber optic connections directly to people's homes.

Google is asking both local governments and residents to express their interest in this technology trial and to provide information about their community by completing their request for information (RFI) by March 26, 2010.

Buffalo has stepped up and has decided to show Google that we are serious about bringing this technology right here in our home town. The City is completing the request for information (RFI) and is asking for your help in doing the same.

As an individual or a community group, each and every one of us needs to complete the request for information (RFI) to show Google that Buffalo should be their choice in this initiative because we are a united community that is ready for ultra fast broadband.

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Additional Resources

Buffalo Wants Google Fiber: Videos on YouTube

Buffalo Wants Google Fiber: News Items

March 25, 2010
Buffalo wants Google Fiber!
Buffalo Rising
March 24, 2010
Group rallies for google broadband
Ryan Burgess, YNN
March 23, 2010
Google Rally calls for Buffalo Pride!
Kim Sabshin, Buffalo Rising
March 23, 2010
Bring Google to Buffalo
Christopher Byrd, Broadway Fillmore Alive
March 23, 2010
Help bring Google to Buffalo
March 20, 2010
City Prepares Formal Request For Google
Rachel Kingston, WBEN
March 19, 2010
City Prepares Formal Request For Google
THRiVE! Magazine
February 26, 2010
Buffalo Making A Bid For Ultra-High Speed Internet
Steve Cichon, WBEN
February 23, 2010
City Hall Team working to get Google Fiber Network
Nicki Mayo, YNN
February 21, 2010
Google Fiber In Buffalo
Chris Smith,
February 18, 2010
Buffalo to seek fast Internet from Google
Stephen T. Watson, Buffalo News
February 17, 2010
Schumer Writes to Google, Would Like That Super-Fast Internet
Reid Pillifant, The New York Observer
February 11, 2010
Google: Think Big with a Gig
Jim Jones, Buffalo Rising
February 10, 2010
Google to build fast broadband networks
Joelle Tessler, WIVB

Buffalo Wants Google Fiber: Local Organizational Support