Help Monroe County Get Google's Fiber Optic Network

Published 03/16 2010 08:38AM

Updated 03/16 2010 01:18PM

 Imagine the internet in your home - now 100 times faster.

Google is planning a fiber optic network and is looking for a community to test it out in.  Monroe County is one of many communities that wants to be the guinea pig.  Building a network means construction jobs.  It's also a selling point that could bring new business here.

Monroe County and the city of Rochester are interested.  They're drawing up a joint application to formally request the experiment here.  But you can help the idea along.

Google has set up a page where you can nominate your community.   It's an online form with 18 questions for you to answer.  The form is looking for what your internet speed is now and asks you why you want a fiber optic network.

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