So a few weeks ago we blogged about the Pittsburgh goes Google project. Well it turns out that the Google Fiber Network that sounded too good to be true is really too good to be true.
The folks at Google took a page out of the Ashton Kutcher‘s playbook with Google Fiber project. Turns out the whole thing was just a joke and Google executives were stunned to see the lengths that local mayors and residents would go to to attract Google’s attention. To win over the hearts of Google – last week Pittsburgher’s spelled out the word “Google” on Forbes Ave. Check out the photo of this elaborate gesture from the Post-Gazette here.
The Mayor of Sarasota recently jumped into a shark tank at Mote Marine Aquarium to drawn attention to Sarasota’s bid for Google fiber. (If you ever visit the Sarasota area – which happens to be near where the Pirates are for spring training – I would suggest you make a stop at Mote Aquarium to see the manatees).
Google executives have decided that things were getting out of hand – especially when they heard the Mayor of Pittsburgh was thinking of changing his name to Mayor Googlestahl and decided to reveal the truth about the project. You can see the press release from the Google Fiber Team here.
Some additional blog posts about Google Fiber:
- Al Franken Mines ‘SNL’ Past In Bid For Google Fiber (VIDEO) (huffingtonpost.com)
- I Have Renamed My House “Google” (wired.com)
- Cities Try to Grab Google’s ‘Golden Ticket’ (abcnews.go.com)
- Cities Rush to Woo Google Broadband Before Friday Deadline (bits.blogs.nytimes.com)
- 1100 communities apply for Google’s Fiber Network (slyvisions.com)