John DeStefano, Jr.
City Of New Haven Mayor
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 29, 2010
MAYOR DESTEFANO JOINS BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS IN PROMOTING GOOGLEHAVEN 100 CAMPAIGN
Effort brings together businesses and residents to learn about the impact that Google Fiber can have in New Haven.
Mayor John DeStefano, Jr.
Andre Yap, Founder/CEO, Ripple100
Representatives of New Haven businesses (from throughout the City) participating in the GoogleHaven 100 campaign and gift giveaways
WHAT: This event celebrates the launch of GoogleHaven 100, an effort to demonstrate why New Haven deserves to be a Google Fiber City. New Haven submitted an official application last month in pursuit of becoming a Google Fiber City, a recipient of an investment from Google to provide the infrastructure and operation of ultra fast internet access that is 100 times faster than the internet access currently available in the area. That made New Haven 1 of 1,100 cities vying for Google Fiber. While the application has been submitted, efforts continue in the community to support the City’s application.
GoogleHaven 100 provides an interactive opportunity for residents, businesses and visitors to learn about the difference that Google Fiber would have in the Elm City. As part of GoogleHaven100, 100 local businesses will provide 100 gifts, each worth $100 or more - all in the spirit of 100 times faster internet. That's 100 more faces of New Haven, 100 more ways to show that New Haven wants Google Fiber. When the www.highspeednewhaven.com website features each business, they highlight what makes them special, the community that supports them, and the ways in which they use technology in their business.
Fair Haven Furniture, 72 Blatchley Avenue, New Haven, Conn.
Friday, April 30, 2010 at 11 a.m.
Jessica A. Mayorga
Director of Communications
City of New Haven
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