McKinney Wants Google

City wants in on test of ultra high-speed network

By Annie Potasznik
|  Tuesday, Mar 9, 2010  |  Updated 1:15 PM CDT
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McKinney Wants Google

McKinney wants in on some Google action.

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One of the biggest technology companies in the world -- Google -- is looking for “test” communities in which to launch ultra-high speed broadband networks.

Residents, community leaders and small businesses have rallied to entice Google to choose McKinney for the pilot program.

One of the fastest-growing cities in the country, McKinney will fill out an extensive Request For Information (RFI) and launch an aggressive marketing and communications campaign to get the community involved.

Promotion and community involvement is crucial to the success of having McKinney become a part of the pool of applicants by month’s end.

“We are calling on residents to join in this exciting opportunity. This is a community-wide effort, and everyone's participation will play a role in making sure that Google takes notice of McKinney,” said Deputy City Manager Jim Parrish.

For residents, the technology can improve quality of life, help public safety, and provide a huge benefit for businesses currently in the community, as well as adding tremendous incentive for other businesses to locate in McKinney.

Click here to get involved and nominate McKinney for the process.
 

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