As you may have read in the Gazette, Kalamazoo is applying to be a prototype community for a new, experimental network to make internet connections 100 to 200 times faster than current speeds.
Google, the developer of this high-speed fiber-optic system, is seeking nominations from cities to serve as test sites. We fit the population they are looking for— 50,000–500,000.
The City of Kalamazoo will take the lead on submitting the application. Individuals, businesses, and organizations can support the application by completing an endorsement explaining why Kalamazoo should be chosen.
There is information on the city’s website and linked through ours that provides additional details and the link to submit an endorsement.
I imagine there will be steep competition. Let’s make sure Kalamazoo is a strong contender with considerable community support.
Google Fiber Project