Celebration FL Google Fiber Update
The deadline has passed, and Celebration FL submitted it’s RFI for the Google Fiber for Communities. Google is now reviewing all the submissions and will eventually announce which town(s) will win installation contracts.
Celebration residents banded together to create this video postcard message to Google:
As well as these:
But the town didn’t stop there, if they win the contract Celebration plans to permanently rename one of their streets “Google Lane”:
Most of credit for the effort goes to Teddy Benson, who did a fantastic job moving quickly, creating the video, and submitting the RFI. I think it’s important to note that this was really all pulled together and produced in 2-3 weeks time, while other towns in the country began their promotional efforts in Feb.
The competition for this was intensive. A search for “Google Fiber” on YouTube.com generates a long list of videos. Sarasota FL was willing to rename an island “Google Island” for a day, Al Franken began making public pitches for his town, Leo Laporte for Pentaluma CA, Topeka KS was willing to rename their town for a short time. *UPDATE* Google also renamed their company “Topeka”.
Here are some highlights: