City trying to woo Google
OXFORD — If Google wants to bring the Internet to everyone in a community, the City of Oxford would like to roll out the welcome mat for them.
The Oxford Board of Aldermen this week hired Oxford attorney Stewart Rutledge to help persuade Google to select Oxford as one of the company’s test sites for a new ultrahigh speed broadband network.
Google plans to build a community-wide, ultra-high-speed broadband network in one or more cities that would offer download speeds as high as one gigabit per second more than 100 times as fast as most Americans have today.
Rutledge said one factor in Oxford’s favor will be its population of “techies” who would test the limits of Google’s experiment and another segment of low-income residents who probably have little access to the web.
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