Memphians launch campaign for Google Fiber

By Nick Kenney - bio | email

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - Cities across America are fighting in a worldwide web war for Google Fiber, an experimental, high-speed internet fiber network.

Topeka, Kansas has temporarily been renamed Google, Kansas in an attempt to get Google to bring the project to their city.  Duluth, Montana Mayor Don Ness hopped into Lake Superior's 35-degree water and posted the video on YouTube in an attempt to show his city's deep desire and dedication to the project.

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton is trying to keep the heat on.  He is asking Memphians to get involved.

If you want to get involved, you can shoot your own video explaining why you think Google should bring Google Fiber to Memphis.  They want you to use your cell phone or any other type of home recording device then e-mail the video to the city.  

If you do not have access to this type of equipment, visit the Benjamin J. Hooks Central Library this Friday and next Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to record your own electronic pitch.

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