Anchorage seeks to be Googified

Posted: Sunday, March 14, 2010

ANCHORAGE - Anchorage has joined the list of cities seeking to become a test site for Google's ultra-fast broadband network.

The city has launched a campaign called "Googifi Anchorage" in hopes of boosting the city's chance of selection. The campaign asks Anchorage residents to go sign an online petition in support of the project.

The California-based Internet giant announced its plans to build and test an experimental fiber-optic network capable of delivering Internet speeds at one gigabit per second. That's 100 times faster than the national average for fiber-based residential Internet access.

One-gigabit service is already available to households in Japan, Korea, Sweden and Portugal.

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