Bring Google Fiber to the Portland region
For years, the Portland region has been at the whim of a small group of companies like Comcast, Qwest, and Verizon that dominate the area's broadband market. Comcast, in particular, has near-monopoly power when it comes to broadband in our area, and has a terrible reputation with consumers and regulators.
Enter Google. The search engine giant is surveying the country, looking for a few new places to introduce Google Fiber. This is Google's new Internet connection with speeds of 1 gigabit per second – roughly 100 times the current U.S. average. And they're looking to the Portland metro area.
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To the Portland City Council:
Google Fiber would be a tremendous asset for Portland and our region. Internet that's 100 times faster will help create jobs here, plus also create much-needed competition for Comcast, Qwest, and Verizon. And unlike the others, Google has long been committed to the principles of net neutrality.
Please work quickly to engage Google and maximize Portland's chance of being selected as one of the expansion areas for Google Fiber.
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