next on the_browser :: Google Fiber?

Google is looking for municipalities to partner with to provide internet service at 1 Gigabit/Sec.  They put out a Request For Information (RFI), soliticing information from any/all towns interested in partnering.

Last week, Burlington organized a public forum/work session to solicit feedback and contributions from the local community.  Courtesy of CCTV, we’ll hear excerpts from that public meeting, specifically the public Q&A session where citizens asked the organizing committee questions about Google, the proposal, and the process.

Thanks to The Center for Media & Democracy for covering this event and sharing this content under a Creative Commons license.

See “Public Meeting on Potential Google Partnership for Burlington Telecom” at and listen tonight at 6pm on


About jonathanpb
Public Radio web guy, Boston native, Burlington VT based.

3 Responses to next on the_browser :: Google Fiber?

  1. Chip Hart says:

    Is there an understanding of what any of us plain ol’ citizens can do to encourage Google to consider us? I’m not aware of the negative implications of such a relationship, but they sure seem to represent a Deus Ex Machina solution to the BT issue here in town.

  2. jonathanpb says:


    Check out (courtesy of @BradleyHolt). It looks like some of the pro-Google folks are gathering and coordinating their efforts.

    If you hear of any anti-Groups, I’d like to know about those, too.


  3. Chip Hart says:

    …I knew you’d have it.


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