Ventura vying to be Google test city

by Gary and Lisa Schoeffler on February 24, 2010

in Ventura Local news

Technology titan Google Inc. plans to build an ultrafast broadband network in select communities, and Ventura plans to press its case to be one of those test cities.

Google announced this month that it will build and test experimental networks that will be at least 100 times faster than what is available for many users today.

More than two dozen people filled Ventura City Hall on Monday to voice support for a city application.

Residents and local school officials said they would appreciate faster connections, while computer savvy programmers and entrepreneurs like Ross Hale said such speeds could help lure top talent, new investment and help “cement Ventura’s status as a cutting-edge, high-tech city.”

“It’s so exciting,” said Chuck Kasper, a lifelong resident who lamented that, at times, the slow broadband offerings in Ventura make the city like a “third world country when it comes to technology.”   Read the entire VC Star article

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