Author Archives: Clark Mackey

“Asheville’s Visionary Past a Good Fit for Google’s Future” Editorial by Wally Bowen

[tweetmeme source="googleavl" only_single=false]Wally Bowen, Executive Director at MAIN, published this editorial in the March 26th Citizen Times: “Asheville’s Visionary Past a Good Fit for Google’s Future” Asheville is flush with broadband fever as it compiles creative ideas to compete for … Continue reading

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Google’s nomination form is still active – even if you are a late to the party, nominate Asheville

[tweetmeme source="googleavl" only_single=false]Google’s FAQ says they reserve the right to examine nominations that come in after the deadline. Their nomination page is also still live. Thus, if you’ve just decided to nominate Asheville, go ahead. We appreciate the support. Google’s … Continue reading

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Thanks for your support Asheville! Google says to stay tuned.

[tweetmeme source="googleavl" only_single=false]With the deadline passed, you may be wondering what is next. Follow along on the official Google blog. According to Google, 1100 community responses were filed and 194,000 individual responses were submitted. Google’s map of the responses:

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Google Fiber Deadline is 8 PM Eastern, 5 PM Pacific.

[tweetmeme source="googleavl" only_single=false]Keep those nominations rolling in! I recommend a Friday dinner downtown with friends and wifi and a laptop – a Google party! Link to deadline.

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Youtube Channel showcases Asheville talent and Google fiber videos

[tweetmeme source="googleavl" only_single=false]Asheville-O-Vision is a new youtube channel that has grown out of our grass roots effort to attract Google fiber. Check it out to see some great videos about Asheville. I’m struck by how many people really are working … Continue reading

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Looking to history for examples of the benefits of Google fiber

[tweetmeme source="googleavl" only_single=false]Google’s fiber network, once built, will serve the community years and years to come. Here are a few examples of the economic benefits of similarly sized projects. Consider how much it might cost to set the network up … Continue reading

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DEADLINE TO NOMINATE Asheville for Google Fiber: 8 PM today!

[tweetmeme source="googleavl" only_single=false]Today is the day! Please nominate Asheville for the Google Fiber Project. Deadline: 8 PM Eastern, 5 PM Pacific. A couple of tips about nominating: It requires a gmail account The big text fields cut off at 2000 … Continue reading

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How fast is the broadband you are on right now?

Test your connection right now and compare it to the chart below.[tweetmeme source="googleavl" only_single=false] Average download speeds by country* South Korea, 11 Mbps Japan, 7.3 Mbps Hong Kong, 6.9 Mbps Romania, 6.2 Mbps Sweden, 6.0 Mbps Netherlands, 5.1 Mbps Latvia, … Continue reading

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Brilliant Asheville Google Fiber video appeal

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7ZmiANbrck&hl=en_US&fs=1&] Help bring Google fiber to Asheville!

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Official Asheville “Google Moment” Thursday at 1:30 PM: pause to vote for Google Fiber

ASHEVILLE — The city is encouraging everyone to participate in a “Google Moment” at 1:30 p.m. Thursday and fill out online applications to make Asheville home of the Google Fiber Initiative. On Thursday afternoon, area residents are encouraged to go … Continue reading

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