Google celebrates April Fool’s Day with nod to broadband competition
Magnolia Marketplace will have a story in next week’s MBJ about how three Mississippi cities — that we were able to confirm — have jumped into the race to become a test site for Google’s 1GBS Internet program.
Without spoiling the story, a few cities that have entered the competition have done some pretty outrageous things to land on Google’s radar. One of the more noticeable stunts came on March 1, when Topeka, Kan., changed its name for the day to Google, Kan.
Lo and behold, we called up Google this morning, and in the spot just to the left of the search bar, where it usually says “Google,” it read “Topeka.” No doubt the folks in the real Topeka are high-fiving each other over that one.