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The Need for Speed!
Google is planning to launch an experiment that they hope will make Internet access better and faster for everyone. Google plans to test ultra-high speed broadband networks in one or more trial locations across the country. Their networks will deliver Internet speeds more than 100 times faster than what most Americans have access to today, over 1 gigabit per second, fiber-to-the-home connections. Google intends to offer service at a competitive price to at least 50,000 and potentially up to 500,000 people. The City of Troy has nominated itself as a possible trial location. Approximately 250 people gathered for a rally March 23 at Monument Square in downtown Troy to support the effort. To learn more, go to http://troygle.org/. Troygle is a group of Troy citizens who have banded together to bring Google’s high-speed broadband to Troy.
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Inside Rensselaer
Volume 4, Number 6, April 2, 2010
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