Residents say they are aware of the exciting experiment Google’s planning to launch and want Mission Viejo to be a part of it. That’s according to an informal poll the City launched this month to garner community input and support for Google’s experiment. The City is now asking those residents to nominate Mission Viejo to be one of the trial locations for Google’s test of ultra-high speed broadband networks.
The experiment will help Google deliver Internet speeds more than 100 times faster than what most Americans have access to today over 1 gigabit per second, fiber-to-the-home connections. The company will offer service at a competitive price to at least 50,000 and potentially up to 500,000 people.
The City conducted the online poll as part of Google’s consideration process. Ninety-eight percent of respondents said they would support Google’s project to deploy Fiber to the Home in Mission Viejo, and 69 percent of respondents said they’ve heard of the project.
The City is asking residents supporting this project to nominate Mission Viejo by submitting a response to Google. It only takes a couple of minutes to complete.
Google is seeking creative ways to show why Mission Viejo is ideal candidate for this project. YouTube videos are encouraged. Residents can add their video link (URL) to the application, which takes about a minute to complete. In addition to submitting the link as part of their application, community members can e-mail this link to firstname.lastname@example.org.