1. Spread the word. Forward this article to everyone you know in the city. Talk to your neighbors and friends. Encourage local business, education, and government officials to get involved. Our Mayor is already on board and the city will be submitting a response to the RFI. To have RPI, Sage, and HVCC administrators behind this would add more strength to our submission.
2. Nominate Troy. You will answer some questions about yourself, your neighborhood/community, your reasons for wanting this, and your current Internet service. Creative submissions are encouraged, including videos.
3. Become a Facebook fan. Join the new Facebook page created for this effort at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Troy-NY-deserves-Googles-1GB-hi-speed-internet-connection/298283647502
According to Councilmember Zalewski, “A Google broadband roll-out would be huge for our city. It would not only bring low-cost high-speed Internet service to many households, it would also bring a tremendous amount of positive attention to our community. My ultimate goal is to work with Google in opening a satellite office on our riverfront. Imagine replacing some of the old derelict industrial buildings on the riverfront with a new, modern office complex that creates potentially hundreds of new jobs. Getting Google to come to Troy is the first step…”
Please join in the effort!