Google announces first community where it will build an ultra-high speed fiber net: Stanford

Google announced today that it will build an ultra-high speed broadband data network in its neighboring community of Stanford, Calif. The announcement noted that this first choice is separate from its main community selection process, adding, “…we still plan to announce our selected community or communities by the end of the year.”

Video a-go-go

In this week’s round-up of local videos: Asheville gets Google-eyed, Jason Ingle keeps tabs on our real-estate market, wondering why the turkeys crossed the road, The Enemy Lovers — and more. Watch ‘em here!

Gordon Smith convenes group to promote citizen support for Google high-speed initiative

About 30 people assembled at the Dripolator on Thursday evening, March 4, to discuss ways to encourage citizen involvement to convince Google to pick Asheville as the town where it will build a high-speed fiber-optic network that brings super Internet connectivity to homes and businesses at speeds of 100 times that of DSL and other typical services presently available.