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Help Bring Google High-Speed Internet to Ann Arbor

From: Tony Z.
Sent on: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 3:32 PM
Hello folks!

Please take a few minutes to read the message below regarding Google possibly bringing super-high-speed internet services to Ann Arbor...

In case you haven't already heard, Google is accepting applicants to receive super-high-speed internet services to one or more communities around the United States. We're not talking megabit internet connections that are available from Comcast or AT&T; we're talking Gigabit internet access, which can be up to 1000x faster!

This type of speed would not only provide for multimedia (music and video) like we have never seen before on a public network, but it would also provide us with the opportunity to do many other things that most of us haven't event thought of yet... with real-world practical applications. Health, engineering, education, and many other areas can benefit from super-high-speed internet. Doctors could monitor patients at home rather than requiring a hospital stay, engineers could collaborate on 3D virtual models and run live simulations with colleagues in another city, and instructors could easily hold live multi-way video classes... just to name a few of the possibilities.

Ann Arbor has volunteered to be a potential test bed for this program, but there are many of other communities around the United States that are competing for Google's attention, and Google will only install the high-speed fiber optic infrastructure in a limited number of communities.

How can we do our part to convince Google to bring super-high-speed internet to Ann Arbor? Visit the A2 Fiber web site:

On the A2 Fiber web site, you can learn more details about the initiative, but more importantly, please follow the calls to action:

-- Complete the Google form to nominate Ann Arbor
-- Enter the YouTube contest
-- Become a fan via Facebook

Thanks for taking the time to read this, and I hope that you take a few more minutes to follow the calls to action on the A2 Fiber web site!

Take care --

Tony Zink

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