BaltTech: Google Fiber announcement delayed

December 15, 2010|By Gus Sentementes, The Baltimore Sun

From the BaltyTech blog:

Google today said that their Fiber for Communities project winner(s) won't be announced till early next year.

The search giant had hoped to name a community to be the recipient of a massive pilot project where up to 500,000 people would be given access to ultra-high-speed broadband connectivity. But apparently the huge turnout overwhelmed even Google's capacity to pick a winner (or winners).

Baltimore was one of about 1,100 communities across the country (and among several in Maryland) who had applied for the project. There was a groundswell of populist support for Baltimore to organize and make a pitch for the project -- see the Bmore Fiber website.

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