Unfortunately Google did not pick New Haven for their gigabit fiber initiative (at least for the first round). The announcement was made on 3/30/2011 that Kansas City won the award. (More info here: http://cnet.co/hK4Ea3)
I want to thank all of you for all your support on getting the word out and for getting over a 1000 people to sign on as a partner to the cities application.
The GoogleHaven movement (as it became known) spawned some amazing community initiatives such as Social Web Week Connecticut (2nd annual coming up in September), CompHaven, TreeHaven and lots of energy and interest in New Haven that brought PodCamp to town.
I really wish Google could see the community that they brought together! It's awe inspiring!
Get involved in the other cool things going on in New Haven. We have an amazing city!
Cooper Law is getting in on the action with gift #13: https://www.ripple100.com/microsites/gh100cooperLaw/
By that Friday when the GoogleHaven crew first met up, we had 14 days to Google Fiber’s March 26 deadline. We had up to the next two Fridays to mobilize an entire city*.
Read more here
Thank you Kerry and Liz for participating in GoogleHaven!
Thank you Peter Indorf for supporting GoogleHaven and everyone who participated!
New Haven, Conn. (WTNH) - The city of New Haven is pushing to become
"Google" Haven. Video here
NEW HAVEN — Business owners gathered with Mayor John DeStefano Jr. Friday to renew their push to make New Haven a “Google Fiber City,” launching an initiative to enlist 100 local companies to help boost awareness of the effort. Full story here
Imagine internet service at the speed of 1G per second! It could be coming to New Haven. Video here
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