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Please go here and check out how G-vegas is rocking this google fiber voting! Also, please go vote for Greenville.

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I voted, but did not leave a comment. Does it count? I didn't understand the wording on that. BTW, you can vote EVERY day until 5/6.

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I voted, but did not leave a comment. Does it count? I didn't understand the wording on that. BTW, you can vote EVERY day until 5/6.

Sadly, it's not the official Google Fiber website. Here is the real one: http://www.google.co...serve/fiberrfi/ It doesn't count either. Good to see Greenville in the lead on that fake website though. smile.gif

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Sadly, it's not the official Google Fiber website. Here is the real one: http://www.google.co...serve/fiberrfi/ It doesn't count either. Good to see Greenville in the lead on that fake website though. smile.gif

Yes, it is just an unofficial website, but I still think it is in our best interest to vote and stay on top. Just because it is not an official Google page doesn't mean that they will not see it. You can bet that it will be on their radar, and it is in Greenville's best interest to show community support in any way we can.

I plan to keep voting everyday.

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I voted too. It can't hurt. If for no other reason, I'd love to beat Asheville.

Me too...but Asheville just pulled ahead of us in the poll. :( Let's keep spreading the word and voting everyday until May 6th!

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Me too...but Asheville just pulled ahead of us in the poll. sad.gif Let's keep spreading the word and voting everyday until May 6th!

Just voted again... Greenville 58% (127,879) to Asheville 17% (71,513). Go Greenvillethumbsup.gif

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Just voted again... Greenville 58% (127,879) to Asheville 17% (71,513). Go Greenvillethumbsup.gif

How did Topeka, KS get so many votes so quickly?!? They are way ahead all of a sudden. :dunno:

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How did Topeka, KS get so many votes so quickly?!? They are way ahead all of a sudden. dunno.gif

By a person who probably lives in Topeka hacking into the website and running a script that tallied hundreds of thousands of fake votes. Basically they cheated.

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By a person who probably lives in Topeka hacking into the website and running a script that tallied hundreds of thousands of fake votes. Basically they cheated.

Yes, they had to have cheated! Here is an quote from their wiki page about their entire Quad-County population, of which To-frigin-peka is just one city. " The Topeka Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Shawnee, Jackson, Jefferson, Osage, and Wabaunsee counties, had an estimated population of 226,268 in the year 2003." There is no way they got 3X's their entire Quad-county pop in one day! Jerks.

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Yes, they had to have cheated! Here is an quote from their wiki page about their entire Quad-County population, of which To-frigin-peka is just one city. " The Topeka Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Shawnee, Jackson, Jefferson, Osage, and Wabaunsee counties, had an estimated population of 226,268 in the year 2003." There is no way they got 3X's their entire Quad-county pop in one day! Jerks.

See Google's article "Massive 'Bogus Voting' for Topeka, KS brings it donw to Zero. Greenville, Asheville still leading..." http://www.googlefib...m/bogus-voting/.

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See Google's article "Massive 'Bogus Voting' for Topeka, KS brings it donw to Zero. Greenville, Asheville still leading..." http://www.googlefib...m/bogus-voting/.

Excellent to see Greenville in the lead on this. :thumbsup: Doesn't surprise me though. :)

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Gotta love all the hype despite the site's description:

GoogleFiber.com is NOT affiliated with Google.
In reality Asheville does not stand a chance of landing the initial test network.

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Gotta love all the hype despite the site's description:In reality Asheville does not stand a chance of landing the initial test network.

Let's go UP, new day, go vote!

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Bump. Asheville has jumped ahead guys.

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Just a follow up on this topic.

 

Google is still expanding it's fiber network. Is it still the county and/or city's priority to get Google Fiber here in Greenville? We're now trying to lure technology, engineering, and Fortune 500 HQs to Greenville. Google Fiber capability would certainly make Greenville more attractive than our competition in the Southeast.  

 

The Google Access project leader makes it clear what Greenville can do to move to the top of the list. And no, it's not scripting out Google with people holding glow sticks downtown (like we did). Rather, it's doing everything we can to make it easier for Google to build the network. Specifically: 

 

• First, grant new Internet providers access to power poles, ducts, and cable conduits. Once Google has figured out what it needs to use, "We agree to a fair-market price so we can get up to that space," Lo said.

• Second, provide good maps -- not just to locate power poles and conduit channels, but also water mains and gas lines that complicate installations. "We've been surprised how big a problem this is for a lot of our cities," Lo said.

• Last, expedite construction permits. "When we build, we are submitting literally tens of thousands of permits. We work closely with the city to expedite that process. These are the things that have been consuming our teams' time," Lo said.

(see: http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57608610-93/got-google-fiber-envy-here-are-three-steps-to-pave-the-way/ )

It seems if Greenville budgets for and completes the very un-glamorous tasks above then we'll more likely win Google Fiber here in the upstate. This will then become a major selling point, and competitive advantage, for recruiting technology, companies, and a more young / educated work force. 

Just throwing it out there...

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Google Fiber looking to expand to Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville, and Raleigh-Durham. Selected cities will be announced at the end of 2014. Google is asking these cities to provide additional information and Google will do a cost analysis. Too bad Greenville is not on the list. Maybe Google will start additional expansion only in larger markets?

 

See: https://fiber.google.com/newcities/

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The good news is that Greenville is directly located between Atlanta and Charlotte so it would only make sense that Google Fiber would locate here after possibly going to those two other cities. 

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