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Thu February 11, 2010
Councilman wants East Lansing to become broadband network test site
By Kevin Lavery, WKAR News
East Lansing, MI – City councilman Nathan Triplett wants East Lansing to be a test site for a national high-speed fiber optic network now in the planning stage.
This week, Google announced plans to build a broadband network capable of delivering data at 1 gigabit per second to up to 500,000 people. The company is encouraging civic leaders and individuals to apply to make their local community a test site.
Councilman Nathan Triplett says East Lansing's investments in technology make it well suited for the project.
"I personally have been reaching out to my networks encouraging residents and MSU students to contact Google through the website they've established for that purpose recommending East Lansing and our region as the potential test site for this new fiber optic network," Triplett says.
Google will take applications online until March 26.