With a deadline of Friday, March 26, Mayor Chris Beutler again encouraged residents to show their support for bringing the Google Fiber for Communities Program to Lincoln. The Internet search engine Google is planning to test an "ultra-high-speed broadband network" in one or more trial locations and is asking interested municipalities to submit applications.
The Mayor urged residents to visit Lnkup.org to submit comments directly to Google through a short online nomination. Through Lnkup.org, residents also can find out more about the City's application and become a fan of the City's Facebook page. Lnkup.org also can be reached through the City Web site at lincoln.ne.gov.
A group of leaders in business and technology sectors has worked with the City to develop Lincoln's application. On Monday March 22, the City Council voted 6 to 0 in favor of a resolution supporting the City’s application.
At a news conference March 18, Mayor Beutler said the Google project "presents tremendous opportunities for economic development, entertainment, entrepreneurship and education."