Google Broadband for Albuquerque


Google Broadband for Albuquerque

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

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City Works Route 66 Angle 2 Replies

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.

Additional reasons why you believe that Google should select your community for this project: 3 Replies

Let's share them here. Continue

Started by someone else. Last reply by Ben Roberts Mar 23, 2010.

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

Tags: high, speed, broadband, project, rfi

Started by Mark Feb 26, 2010.

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Comment by someone else on July 16, 2010 at 7:46pm
Google has a site up about the project:
It looks like their focus is to pass legislation to include conduit construction in transportation projects.
Comment by CityLink Telecommunications on June 15, 2010 at 6:32pm
CityLink has officially started Fiber to the Home construction in Barelas section of downtown. First home had conduit installed from the ROW to the customers property today
Comment by Eric Renz-Whitmore on May 11, 2010 at 10:01am
Hey folks... looking at the possibility of some 'broadband awareness building' sometime in June -- Interested?
Maybe you can meet up during the Abq web geeks happy hour Wednesday:
Comment by Rock Schouman on March 29, 2010 at 11:32am
Gigabit fiber is already available here, just not everywhere yet. CityLink is a local company that cares about local interests, and has been instrumental in bringing modern connectivity to Albuquerque. The more support CityLink can get from the community, the more CityLink can expand it's network. Show your support by emailing us at or . CityLink is ready to grow services out to meet your needs.
Comment by Eric Renz-Whitmore on March 29, 2010 at 10:57am
I support the Google project for a variety of reasons, but I think one of the big issues we found was how to make (high end) broadband more affordable, which looks like a cycle of helping a variety of users understand its value which could drive up adoption and help drive down costs.

I'm hoping we can build on conversations like this to help start educating more people and building awareness; whether Citylink, Google or some other company is the carrier/provider, the whole city will benefit from more knowledge.
Comment by NinjaLooter on March 28, 2010 at 11:20pm
Google's broadband initiative will take to the end of the year to announce target communities. That's a good 6 to 9 months from now.

If Albuquerque is selected from the 600 applicants, there will be planning and roll out of fiber construction network beyond this time. Google fiber could take until 2012, at the earliest, to start showing up at a very small number of homes.

If people want fiber optic speeds for internet, sooner rather than later, look at helping to build community support for Citylink now.
Comment by NinjaLooter on March 28, 2010 at 10:50pm
From Bloomburg Business Week.
March 27, 2010, 9:46 PM EDT
Google Says 600 Communities Seek Broadband Project (Update2)

March 26 (Bloomberg) -- Google Inc., planning to build a local broadband network as a test project, has received more than 600 responses from communities interested in the effort.

More than 190,000 individuals also have requested information, Google said today on its blog. The company announced plans last month to build a fiber-optic network that would serve between 50,000 and 500,000 people, providing connections that are 100 times faster than current networks.

“As we narrow down our choices, we’ll be conducting site visits, meeting with local officials and consulting with third- party organizations,” James Kelly, a product manager, said in the blog posting. “Based on a rigorous review of the data, we will announce our target community or communities by the end of the year.”
Comment by Ben Paxton on March 25, 2010 at 12:16pm
Michael any person you meet on the internet is a Professional Web Designer, webdesign isn't a big deal.what I was implying is its not always that simple to continually update a website just cause your service area has improved.Your missing the point. but to correct you I'm not here to defend said company but more less to defend small biz, and You seem to have more gripes with City Link then anyone else so it kinda pisses me off,btw after you fill out the fios thing for verison there is a 2nd form for notification when its in your area.

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