What Ever Happened to.....?

What Ever Happened to.....?

There are 4 comments on the Albany Times Union story from Dec 26, 2010, titled What Ever Happened to.....?. In it, Albany Times Union reports that:

Troygle was a grassroots effort by a group of Troy citizens to try to win an experimental ultra high-speed broadband Internet network for the city from Google, which was holding a nationwide competition to see which city had the most support for what was it called Google Fiber, a connection the company boasted is 100 times faster than today's ...

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GreenLiving

Schenectady, NY

#1 Dec 27, 2010
What ever happened to it? I'm guessing that Google took one look at Troy and walked away.

Seriously, of all the cities in the U.S. where Google could implement their broadband, do you actually think that Troy stood a chance? You have a better chance of getting a Bentley dealship in Troy than you do Google broadband.

I'll bet that they're still laughing over at Google.
Anasha

Troy, NY

#2 Jan 4, 2011
Nope, they are still deciding over at Google, the decisions should come out soon: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/12/update...

They had a lot of entries and will only choose a few so I wouldn't be too shocked if they didn't choose us, but we are also a great fit for what they are looking for (both a large low income population that could be benefited by it as well as a entrepreneurial spirit and user base who would be able to experiment with the possibilities of super fast internet.
zeldo

Middleburgh, NY

#3 Jan 4, 2011
troy don't deserve good service
AccountsPayable

Schenectady, NY

#4 Jan 4, 2011
Anasha wrote:
Nope, they are still deciding over at Google, the decisions should come out soon: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/12/update...
They had a lot of entries and will only choose a few so I wouldn't be too shocked if they didn't choose us, but we are also a great fit for what they are looking for (both a large low income population that could be benefited by it as well as a entrepreneurial spirit and user base who would be able to experiment with the possibilities of super fast internet.
Google isn't interested in low-income populations. Low-income people don't buy the products that companies advertise on...you guessed...Google.

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