Mayor vs. Shark, and 5 Cities’ Other Zany Stunts to Woo Google
Back in February, Google announced that they were planning to launch fiber optic trial networks in several US cities, but they hadn’t decided which ones. In this economic climate, city governments are eager to attract tech companies’ attention.
At stake are citywide internet speeds 100 times those of the rest of the country, so city organizers are getting creative. Several dozen midsize cities are hoping to be among the chosen and a few are going to great lengths to woo the search giant: