Stanford Picked for Google Fiber Beta Test

I suppose most everyone around here will remember Greensboro’s efforts last March to lure Google into choosing us for a high-speed broadband network.

Well, last week Google announced that

Stanford is the first area Google has picked to get a high-speed broadband network. . . .  The network, which could deliver speeds up to 1 gigabit a second, will be built for residents of Stanford’s Residential Subdivision, an area adjacent to the California institution where members of the university faculty and staff live.  Construction is expected to begin in early 2011, Google said.

But, Greensboro is not out of the running yet.   Read this:

Google stressed that this is not, however, the first town to receive such a network through the selection process it announced earlier this year for Google Fiber, which prompted all sorts of silly publicity stunts from mayors and townspeople trying to get Google to build them a fast network.  That process still continues, with Google due to make the first selections by the end of this year.

Here’s another news item on the same topic from the Fresno Bee.

Anyway, keep those fingers crossed for Greensboro!

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