Google is getting ready to test some major league, high-speed fiber for municipalities and they are giving municipalities until March 26 to get express interest. Ed Cone is hoping that Greensboro will lobby for the service so I'm putting in my plea to Winston-Salem to do the same. From the Google site:
Google is planning to launch an experiment that we hope will make Internet access better and faster for everyone. We plan to test ultra-high speed broadband networks in one or more trial locations across the country. Our 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. We'll offer service at a competitive price to at least 50,000 and potentially up to 500,000 people.
From now until March 26th, we're asking interested municipalities to provide us with information about their communities through a Request for information (RFI), which we'll use to determine where to build our network