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Letter to Google from United States Congressman Heath Shuler
March 22, 2010, 12:39 am
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Congress of the United States
House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515-3311

Dear Google Representatives,

It has never been more true, than it is today, that data is where rubber meets the road in today’s economy.  No one understands this better than Google.  As this data giant in the technology world embarks on an ambitious experiment to test ultra-high speed networks in selected trial locations across the country I wanted to share a few thoughts on why I believe Asheville, NC would be an excellent municipality to use as a test location.

We are a fast paced community in the most beautiful region in the entire country.  Asheville and the surrounding area continues to attract the best and brightest from across the world to live here, vacation here and to live out their retirement dreams.  If Asheville were to be awarded this initiative we could share with the rest of the nation the innovation that takes place here daily.

The Asheville area is home to a number of excellent colleges and universities churning out bright, talented students, who we would like to employ within the area from graduation through their prime earning years.  Asheville is also home ot the National Climatic Data Center, which houses the world’s largest repository of climate data.  The ability to deliver this data all over the world using Google’s technology would not just benefit Western North Carolina but the world as we continue to struggle globally with climate issues.

Asheville has the entrepreneurs, innovators, data and foundation to rapidly deploy and test Google’s desire to learn what we can innovate using gigabit speeds to the home.  For these reasons, as well as many others, I am asking Google to consider Asheville and Western North Carolina for this initiative.  Our communities are ready to work with you to foster this innovation quickly.

If I can be of any further assistance to you or provide you with additional information on the Western North Carolina community, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Heath Shuler

11th District, North Carolina

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Thanks Heath! Any other local, regional, national endorsements out there?

Comment by Clark Mackey

I’m assuming this is a typo: “We are a face paced community…”

Comment by Jack Carrier

Yes, that was my fault and it has been corrected.

Comment by ttolle

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