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Deadline approaches for Google Fiber for Communities RFI

The City of Round Rock is putting the final touches on our response to Google's Request For Information (RFI) for its Fiber for Communities project.

If you would still like to have your voice heard, we will keep our survey open until Monday, March 22. As of March 19, over 800 Round Rock residents have taken the survey. For information on the City's efforts can be found at www.roundrocktexas.gov/google.

We realize that communities around the United States are excited about the prospect of ultra-high speed Internet. Too many to count are vying for Google's attention, so we put together a short and sweet video on why we think Round Rock is a great choice.



In other high speed Internet news, the Federal Communications Commission released their National Broadband Plan on March 16 and have posted a wealth of information at www.broadband.gov.

From their website:

"The National Broadband Plan lays out a bold roadmap to America's future. These initiatives will stimulate economic growth, spur job creation, and boost our capabilities in education, healthcare, homeland security and more.

Explore the Plan below and learn more about how affordable, high-speed broadband access will help America lead in the 21st century."

Online communication is becoming vital in our daily lives, and the overwhelming local and national response to Google's RFI makes that evident.

Come on Google, we're feeling lucky.

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