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Google releases fiber website, no winners yet

Google has yet to announce the winner of its Google Fiber contest, but the search giant is showing signs of life. The company has launched a new website to thank cities that applied to be a part of the company’s Google Fiber experiment which would deliver Internet speeds up to 100 times faster than most consumer Internet plans. The site highlights some […]

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Google has yet to announce the winner of its Google Fiber contest, but the search giant is showing signs of life.
The company has launched a new website to thank cities that applied to be a part of the company’s Google Fiber experiment which would deliver Internet speeds up to 100 times faster than most consumer Internet plans.
The site highlights some of the over-the-top methods (such as Topeka renaming itself “Google”) utilized by 1,100 cities all over the country that hoped to increase the chances of receiving Google’s experimental gigabit internet infrastructure.

The effort locally was spearheaded by Gigabit Philly, a collaboration between city officials and local developers. The group has since broadened its focus from Google’s content and has relaunched as “Gigabit City”, offering a $11,000 “Genius Grant” to idea that makes the best use of Gigabit Internet.
Google says the site will be updated as the project moves forward, though the company has yet to say when it will announce winners only promising something “by the end of the year.”
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