Google is keeping pretty mum about where it'll choose to put down fiber-optic cables as part of an experiment to wire up an entire community with really, really fast Internet access.
But it did offer a glimpse here of where they got submissions before the March 26 cut-off date. The small circles show where governments applied, while the larger circles are spots where more than 1,000 individuals contacted Google on their own.
So just how fast would this Internet be? Data could get sent at speeds
of one gigabit per second, more than 100 times faster than most
Cary, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Durham, Greensboro and Raleigh all asked Google for consideration. Durham probably took the cake locally for gathering the most community input, with an aggressive online campaign led by interested citizenry as well as offering a photo snapped from above the Durham Bulls Athletic Park with people on the field using their bodies to spell out "We Want Google."
Raleigh, oddly enough, probably ended up with the most extreme offer to come out locally when councilman Bonner Gaylord anted up at the last-minute and said he'd name his unborn twins after Google's co-founders if Google chooses the Oak City.
Google promises to make its decision by the end of the year.