Grand Rapids Proving Itself with Google Fiber Competition


Excerpt: “Grand Rapids has been able to accomplish some amazing things in a month.

Since Google’s Feb. 10 announcement of its plans to establish ultra high-speed Internet fiber networks in select communities, the Google Fiber for Grand Rapids Facebook fan page has grown to 27,000 members and counting — far surpassing any other Facebook Google Fiber group in the country. At least three separate groups — Grand Rapids Technology PartnershipIn the 616, and the Google Fiber for Grand Rapids Steering Committee — have been established to promote the push for bringing Google Fiber to West Michigan.

And they’re working on everything from video contests to a “flash mob” event to attract Google’s attention…”