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Game on, Google! City of Round Rock to respond to Fiber for Communities RFI

It's official: The City of Round Rock is in the game for the Google Fiber for Communities project.

We've created a page on our website for project information, roundrocktexas.gov/google. There, you'll find links to a survey where we ask about community support for the project, as well as links to our Facebook page and a project email box, [email protected]. We'll add to that page as needed.

We are in the process of completing Google's Request for Information (RFI), which asks questions about demographics, community support, regulatory issues, construction methods, etc. Building a fiber network is a complicated process from a regulatory standpoint, so we'll be doing whatever we can to streamline that aspect of the project. Deadline for the RFI is March 26.

We know many of you are eager to support this endeavor. The best way is to complete the survey (use the link above) and/or add a comment to our Facebook page or via Twitter. We'll be brainstorming Twitter hashtags and other social media strategies from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Friday, March 5, at the Jelly at Star Co. on Main Street.

We will also be reaching out to our institutional partners like the Texas A&M Health Science Center, Texas State University and Austin Community College for their support. We'll be working with the Round Rock Chamber of Commerce to round up business support for the project.

I'll update the City Council at its 7:30 a.m. work session on Tuesday, March 9. We'll have a resolution of support on the Council's March 25 meeting agenda.

We are seeking your support. Take the survey and let us know what you think.

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