BG Wants Google High Speed Fiber Network

The City of Bowling Green is currently applying to be one of a select few communities that Google will deploy an experimental, high speed fiber network in.

This fiber network, while being offered at competitive prices, will be around 50-200 times faster than typical cable and DSL modems found in most homes today.

With the added benefit of a fiber network, Bowling Green says all of its businesses and facilities could advance their use of technology.

For example, with a fiber network you could be located in a local health clinic while streaming 3D medical imaging over the web to a specialist in New York City to review. Bowling Green could greatly benefit from this, as the community shifts to a more knowledge-based, technology-driven economy.

Along with the City submitting an application to be chosen for this project, citizens can also log onto and click on Google: Fiber Initiative for Communities and then click on nominate your community.

Every nomination the city of Bowling Green receives will get it one step closer to this great opportunity.

"It would provide another option for people if nothing else," said Lynn Hartley, Chief Information Officer Department of Information Technology.
"It's not going to be a free service they're bringing in, but they say they will do this at competitive prices."

If you would like to see this possibility become a reality, tell Google why Bowling Green deserves to be on the cutting edge. Log onto and click Nominate Your Community.

The deadline for nominations is March 26.

For more information, contact Kim Lancaster at 393-3642. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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