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Google Fiber for Communities, Support Longmont

Longmont Wants Google Fiber

Google is planning to launch an experiment to bring better and faster Internet access to everyone. They are looking for a community to partner with to test ultra-high speed broadband networks.

There simply is no better location on the planet than Longmont, Colorado for Google to build its first open access fiber to the home ultra high speed broadband network.

Since 1997 Longmont has been looking for a business partner to supplement our existing eighteen-mile fiber-optic ring. You see, Longmont has had this dream for more than a decade and now is our opportunity to make it happen.

 

Local Support for Longmont's Google Fiber Bid

 

Longmont (Hearts) Google Event

On June 18, 2010 the Longmont community gathered at a local high school parking lot and using 80 cars and a few hundred people, they spelled "Longmont (Hearts) Google." Then, using a satellite from Longmont-based DigitalGlobe, photographed the image from outer space and sent it to Google to show that Longmont is serious about hosting Google's high-speed fiber project.

View "Longmont Loves Google" Aerial Imagery

 

High School Students Create Videos About Longmont to Brag About their Hometown

Almost 100 videos were submitted but only five made the finals in the Longmont video contest. High School students from the area created promotional videos extolling the virtues of their hometown of Longmont, Colorado in hopes of attracting Google to build their high-speed fiber project in their hometown.

Silver Creek Student Wins Apple iPad in Best Google Video Contest

View the Top 5 Finalists submissions shown below (not in any particular order) for the Youtube Video Contest.

 

Join the Effort to Attract Google to Longmont

If you would like to join the effort and show your support, please visit this link below and add your information to our local map.

The City of Longmont submitted their information about our community to Google's Fiber for Communities Request for Information (RFI). Google will be reviewing all of the submissions and we will keep you informed of the progress of this project if you sign-up below.

 

 

Watch the short video below or visit Google's website for more information about this project.

 

 

Complete the form below. *Everyone who filled out this form was automatically entered into a drawing for a new Apple iPad. The winner was announced on May 31, 2010 at the City Council meeting.

Let the City of Longmont know that you are in support of this project. By giving us your name, address and email (optional), we are able demonstrate to Google our public support.

 

 

     

 

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SPREAD THE WORD - Post this information on Twitter or other Social Media Networks so that your friends, family and neighbors can also show their support.

On Twitter, use the hastags in your message and see them show up on our site #longmontfiber, #googlefiber.

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View the Top 5 Finalists submissions shown below for the Youtube Video Contest. The winner was announced at the April 13th City Council Meeting and received an Apple iPad.

VIDEO CONTEST WINNER:

Payton Peterson is the winner of Longmont's best Google video contest. His video is shown below.

In addition to Payton's video, below are the other videos that made the final round.

OTHER VIDEO FINANLISTS:

 

 

 

 

View other videos submitted to Youtube by searching for this title "Longmont Colorado Closing the Digital Divide #longmontfiber".