Google Broadband for Albuquerque

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Google Broadband for Albuquerque

Help Albuquerque be part of Google's 'ultra high speed' broadband pilot project.

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From the NM Biz Journal:City officials are discussing the term “Google 66,” an homage to Route 66, which runs through Albuquerque. But this would be an information superhighway, said John Garcia,…Continue

Started by Mark. Last reply by Eric Renz-Whitmore Mar 24, 2010.

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What is Google Fiber for Communities?

What is Google Fiber for Communities?Google is planning to launch an experiment that we hope will make Internet access better and…Continue

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Started by Mark Feb 26, 2010.

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Comment by Michael Bernstein on March 23, 2010 at 11:00am
OK, the security concern seems reasonable, but don't forget that I didn't originally ask for your network maps at all. All I wanted was a reasonably up to date coverage area map. I'm not sure why those would need to be approved by anyone but you, or, for that matter, why approval should take *another* 30 days. For what it's worth, I've been trying to evangelize your service for may months now, and the fact that no-one can tell whether they are even in your coverage area without filling out a form that requires contact information is the main stumbling block.
Comment by Eric Renz-Whitmore on March 22, 2010 at 4:08pm
Whew, and yes -- thanks for providing the full link, couldn't read it before!

We can still use nominations, fans, supporters, surveys and idea suggestions -- visit http://sites.google.com/site/highspeedabq/take-action if you'd like to help out!

But/And... this (really) isn't all about Google. Part of the issue I think City Link, most other ISPs, and anyone involved in the pushing sees is that there's a lot of education to be done about the value (and potential cost savings) in moving to fiber. That's an effort that will need to include businesses, residents, developers... and others alike.
Comment by Jack Moffitt on March 22, 2010 at 11:19am
I'm not a fanboy of Google by any means, but I'm a potential customer for any broadband providers in the city. In order to determine whether I can even purchase CityLink (or Google or anyone else), I need to know if they service my area. I don't think it's an unreasonable to ask providers for coverage maps, and if those providers want any customers, they will provide them.
Comment by Ben Paxton on March 22, 2010 at 10:08am
Thats right citylink take time out of a biz day and make a map for your service area. Not to sound like a dick Mike but remember the people at City Link still have a biz to run they aren't just some home user arguing good and bad on a blog.

I got a question for all the google isp fanboys/girls FIOS was the first implementation like this was done by Verizon can any of you tell me what the first city to get it was and how many years it took? fyi I already know the correct answer I just want to see if any of you have any real concept of the time and money involved or if you even remember the first city to get it.
Comment by Michael Bernstein on March 21, 2010 at 8:28am
Well, it's been about a month, and CityLink hasn't published their network maps (on Google Earth or otherwise) yet. I'll repeat my invitation to just edit and update the Google Map that I created: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF&msa=0&msid=1106511018... It is a public map, anyone can edit it to bring it up to date.
Comment by Ben Paxton on March 15, 2010 at 6:53pm
I understand all this but what I'm saying is most the people here are posting as a residential user, not seeing many biz's, posting about it, I personally see 0 gain in all this its just another way for google to be able to monitor and report to the athorities on things people do after all they 100% cooperate with any local and federal police in cases that involve the RIAA and MPAA along with other area's that would otherwise cause the average home users internet exp to be tracked more, I mean hell they cache websites that whole Idea scares me personally.
Comment by Eric Renz-Whitmore on March 12, 2010 at 10:30am
Thanks...

This really is a game-changing opportunity for Albuquerque -- hopefully building the community in ways we're only beginning to imagine.

How will 10 -100 - 1,000 times better connectivity effect our lives, and what kinds of opportunities for innovation will that create? That's one of the key things Google is interested in -- and something I think we should look at regardless of which company is providing it.

I've put together a quick site to help capture public input and ideas about what this could mean at http://www.googlequerque.org/. Please complete our brief form (if possible, we'd like some additional information like your present connection speeds and some thought about big possibilities), and then submit your nomination at the google site (
http://www.google.com/appserve/fiberrfi/public/options). PLEASE NOMINATE ALBUQUERQUE!!!

And, if you're part of a company or organization that could support this effort, please get in touch!
Comment by chantal on March 12, 2010 at 9:34am
If anyone is interested in nominating Albuquerque for the Google Fiber experiment, you're welcome to submit us at:

http://www.google.com/appserve/fiberrfi/public/options

Just complete the "Nominate Your Community" section.

Only the City govt can complete the local government section, but everyone can complete the "Nominate Your Community" part even if the govt does not. So please nominate Albuquerque!

Personally, I'd LOVE to have two (or more) options for Gigabit services in Albuquerque. Bring on the competition!
Comment by Gabe Ortiz on March 12, 2010 at 6:26am
Additionally, in all likelihood, given Google's scope we probably will only get coverage in part of town. They seem to be focusing on residential, so it seems unlikely that you would be stepping on each other's toes too much. Also having TWO gigabit fiber providers would be awesome!
Comment by Gabe Ortiz on March 12, 2010 at 6:23am
I apologize, I should not have said that, this is a bad town for rumors. I would personally sign up for a CityLink account in a heartbeat if you guys served my area of town.
 

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