Help Bring Google Fiber to Madison
Google is launching an experiment to bring “ultra-high speed broadband” to a trial city in the United States. The Google Fiber trial network will allow people in the test city to experience Internet speeds of 1 gigabit per second or “more than 100 times faster than what most Americans have today” at “a competitive price.” Google intends to test this ultra-high speed Internet in a city with a population between 50,000 and 500,000.
With a population of just under 225,000, we believe Madison is a perfect fit as Google’s trial city. Madison has a strong research and technology base, augmented by the 40,000 strong University of Wisconsin student population. Madison is also home to a growing high tech entrepreneur community and is home to many young professionals, who along with college students, make up a large percentage of the demographic that loves to consume large amounts of bandwidth. Madison’s city government is also a strong supporter of helping bring Google Fiber to Madison.
Many have grown frustrated with Madison’s main high-speed Internet provider, Charter Communications because of frequent outages and poor customer service. Madison residents would benefit from the increased competition that Google Fiber would bring to the city.
How You Can Help
We have until March 26th to show Google that Madison is a great fit for their experiment. You can get involved by filling out the Google Fiber Nomination, becoming a fan of the Facebook page and following us on Twitter. When you fill out the nomination, be sure to mention Capital Entrepreneurs and link this webpage.
You can also get involved in Capital Entrepreneurs. Send us your logo and a link to your business and we will include it on this page as someone who supports bringing Google Fiber to Madison. Don’t have a business…No problem. Post a comment on this entry and include a short reason why you’d like Google Fiber in Madison and we will add you to this page.
Nathan Lustig & Alex Freylikhman
Nathan Lustig & Jesse Davis