City to Hold Public Meeting On Madison's Google Fiber Application

March 8, 2010

The City of Madison will hold a public meeting on the City's application for Google Fiber on Thursday, March 11 at 7:00p.m. at Olbrich Gardens.

"Madison is a perfect fit for Google Fiber. We have a tech savvy, engaged population and we're already home to a local Google office," Mayor Dave Cieslewicz said. "We need the community's help to make our application as competitive as possible."

In mid-February, Google announced plans to bring ultra-high speed fiber networks to residential homes in trial locations around the country. More information on Google Fiber is available at http://www.google.com/appserve/fiberrfi/public/options. The City will submit an application to Google by March 26 and needs the community's help to make our application stand out in this highly competitive process.

How can you help bring Google Fiber to Madison?
- Fill out our survey (http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=k%2bEqX3BaB6cqiHPoEZOq8kq9w15RSm%2...) to tell us why you support bringing Google Fiber to Madison. Responses will be logged as part of our application.
- Become a fan of Bring Google Fiber to Madison on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Madison-WI/Bring-Google-Fiber-to-Madison-W....
- Fill out this Google form (http://www.google.com/appserve/fiberrfi/public/options) to nominate Madison for Google Fiber.
- Attend the public meeting on Thursday, March 11 at 7:00p.m. at Olbrich Gardens.
- Spread the word! Send this notice on to others in the community.

In addition to these steps, the city will also launch a website soon with more details on Google Fiber and how members of the community can get involved.

Contact:
  • Rachel Strauch-Nelson, (608) 266-4611